d'Angludet 2009


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Tasting Notes

A major sleeper of the vintage and one of the best d'Angludet's I have ever tasted, this Margaux displays loads of red and black fruits, licorice, tar and floral notes in a medium to full-bodied, supple, hedonistic style. The acid is low, the fruit high, and the tannins sweet and well-integrated. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (199), March 2012

Once again a sleeper of the vintage, the fresh, broad, fat, fleshy 2009 d'Angludet exhibits attractive floral, charcoal, smoky black raspberry and cherry notes, a delicious, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, an endearing freshness, and a heady finish. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (Tasted two times.)

Score: 88/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

The 2009 d’Angludet has a slightly more herbaceous bouquet than its peers, undergrowth and cedar notes infusing the black fruit, sultry at first but opening with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with red fruit on the entry, tobacco and ferrous notes on the back palate but it lacks a little weight and grip towards the finish. It is trying to become an elegant Left Bank but it needs more substance to pull it off. This is not ageing quite as well as I anticipated. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 2019 - 2026

Score: 88Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019

Tasted at the Margaux UGC. This has quite a broody nose at first, taking a few minutes to unwind. A blend of 12% Petit Verdot, 38% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has a blackcurrant, a touch of iodine and crushed stone that displays fine precision and fruit purity. The palate is medium-bodied, furry tannins, lacks a little freshness on the mid-palate with some savoury notes dominating the finish, I suspect from the Petit Verdot. Rather introverted at the moment and the finish is rather dry. Hopefully this will flesh out during barrel ageing. Tasted March 2010.

Score: 85/87Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2010

Licorice, blackberry and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied, with velvety and polished tannins that follow through to a refined and delicious finish. So pretty already.

Score: 90/93James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010

Very dark purplish crimson. Exotic scents of lilies and citrus peel - unusual! Sweet, soft and polished. Juicy and well done. Though much more intense and New Worldy than classic Margaux. Fun. Date tasted 31st March 2010. Drink 2016-2030.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2010

Lots of powerful flavours flesh out the nose with blackcurrant very much to the fore. The bilberry that come through on the mid palate refreshes and gives a lighter feel to the finish. Drink 2020-2040.

Score: 89/92Derek Smedley MW, April 2010

Black red, very good extraction of crushed berry Cabernet fruit, supple and rich on the palate with robustness and weight and fragrant complexity to come. Drink 2014-2024.

Score: 16.5Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2010

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