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A major sleeper of the vintage, as I thought from barrel several years ago, the 2010 is one of the best d'Angludets I have tasted. It should drink nicely for 15-20 years, but there is no reason to defer your gratification. It is a sexy, up-front, precociously styled d'Angludet with a deep purple color, loads of floral notes intermixed with licorice, blueberry, black raspberry and, of course, the classic creme de cassis. It is dense, ripe, soft, round and surprisingly accessible for a 2010. A beauty!
The dark plum/purple-hued 2010 d'Angludet is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Sweet licorice-infused black currant, asphalt and smoke aromas emerge from this heady, ripe, well-endowed cuvee. Sweet tannin, lush fruit and loads of glycerin suggest this lovely Margaux will drink well during its first 12-15 years of life.
Tasted at the UGC tasting in London. The Chateau d'Angludet 2010 has a lifted bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and black plum, with hints of soy and fresh tobacco underneath. The palate is rounded and supple on the entry, very well balanced with great purity and precision towards the finish. This is one of the most sophisticated wines from this estate that I have tasted in recent years. Bravo. Tasted November 2012.
The d'Angludet '10 is a tad broody on the nose despite rigorous coaxing: blackberry, black pepper and a touch of sous-bois. Good intensity but lacking a bit of "joy" and a second sample was showing a little more over-ripeness (and SO2.) The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, thick, robust tannins, very tannic and masculine that leads to an earthy, slightly hard finish. This is a little introspective out of barrel but it has the substance to merit a potential higher mark in barrel. Wait and see. Tasted April 2011.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 D'Angludet gives up scents of sweaty leather, baked plums and tapenade with underlying notions of cassis, wild sage and tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a little rugged and rustic with a chewy texture and slightly drying finish. 2020 - 2029
Exceptionally dark. Sweet liquorice notes - very pronounced! Smooth and polished with lots of tannin underneath. Some floral notes too. Cool, dry finish. Very interesting, well-mannered wine. Just a very slight lack of freshness but really that is nit-picking.
This popular Margaux Cru Bourgeois is owned by the Sichel family of Chateau Palmer fame. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot. A nicely balanced wine with a core of summer pudding red fruits. Typical Margaux elegance here, classic and not trying to be something that it isn't. Smooth and attractive with good freshness
The fruit is quite sweet and this gives some richness on the nose and flesh at the start of the palate. The tannins are firm and these combined with red fruit freshness tends to hold back some of the fruit towards the back.
Rich, ripe briary fruit, seductive Merlot rounds out the firmer Cabernet, good freshness and fine ripe tannins for a good future. Drink 2015-25.