2023 Château Angludet, Margaux, Bordeaux

2023 Château Angludet, Margaux, Bordeaux

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2023 Château Angludet, Margaux, Bordeaux

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Description

Blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot; 17% Petit Verdot.

This vintage marks winemaker Benjamin Sichel’s 34th vintage at Angludet. Yields are on the smaller side at 20hl/ha, but the wine Ben has produced is very impressive. With a move towards a gentler élevage and using more amphorae (40% of the production this year), Ben has preserved such purity of fruit. The palate is well-textured, full of ripe, dark fruits. Subtle, fine tannins balance the wine out nicely.

Drink 2026 - 2042

Our score: 16.5/20

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Jane Anson92/100

Fragrant and highly spiced, this is a gorgeous Angludet with an emphasis on raspberry and black cherry fruit, with freshly cut herbs, slate and tobacco leaf. Biodynamic farming, and another low production year for this lovely estate, clocking in at 20hl/h. 60% barrels for ageing, 40% amphoras.

Drink 2029 - 2042

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com (April 2024)

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous86-88/100

The 2023 Angludet is quite powerful at the outset, but it feels compacted and also marked by vegetal notes. Perhaps élevage will smooth out some of the angular contours that are present today.

Drink 2025 - 2030

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com (April 2024)

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Jancis Robinson MW16/20

43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 17% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.

The zesty, spicy edge of Petit Verdot evident on the nose. Juicy fruit on the palate, the tannins polished and fine. Gentle persistence on the finish. Should be good drinking (as opposed to investment) value.

Drink 2028 - 2038

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com (April 2023)

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James Suckling93-94/100

A polished and in-check red with blackberry, dark-chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. It has a medium body, creamy and round tannins and a savory finish. Well done for this estate.

Better than 2022

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (April 2024)

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Jeb Dunnuck92-94/100

Leafy herbs, black cherries, smoky oak, iron, and a kiss of chocolate all emerge from the 2023 Chateau D'Angludet, a ripe, round, straight-up seamless Margaux revealing beautiful mid-palate depth, ripe, polished tannins, and remarkable purity. It’s a seriously good, impressive Margaux that stands out in the vintage for its overall balance and texture. Count me impressed.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (May 2024)

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About this WINE

Château Angludet

Château Angludet

Château d`Angludet is a Cru Bourgeois property that now regularly produces wines of grand cru classé quality. D'Angludet is located in the Margaux appellation and its vineyards are situated at the 3-way intersection of the Cantenac, Arsac and Labarde communes.

The late Peter Sichel purchased d'Angludet in 1961 and it became his home for the next 37 years. The vineyards and cuverie were in a deplorable condition when Sichel took over and it is due to his sheer will and determination that d`Angludet enjoys its high reputation today.

D'Angludet's 32 hectares of vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (2%). The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in oak barriques (25-33% new) for 12 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered.

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Margaux

Margaux

If Pauillac can be seen as the bastion of ‘traditional’ Red Bordeaux, then Margaux represents its other facet in producing wines that are among Bordeaux’s most sensual and alluring. It is the largest commune in the Médoc, encompassing the communes of Cantenac, Soussans, Arsac and Labaude, in addition to Margaux itself. Located in the centre of the Haut-Médoc, Margaux is the closest of the important communes to the city of Bordeaux.

The soils in Margaux are the lightest and most gravelly of the Médoc, with some also containing a high percentage of sand. Vineyards located in Cantenac and Margaux make up the core of the appelation with the best vineyard sites being located on well-drained slopes, whose lighter soils give Margaux its deft touch and silky perfumes. Further away from the water, there is a greater clay content and the wines are less dramatically perfumed.

Margaux is the most diffuse of all the Médoc appelations with a reputation for scaling the heights with irreproachable wines such as Ch. Margaux and Ch. Palmer, but also plumbing the depths, with too many other châteaux not fulfilling their potential. There has been an upward shift in recent years, but the appellation cannot yet boast the reliability of St Julien. However, the finest Margaux are exquisitely perfumed and models of refinement and subtlety which have few parallels in Bordeaux.

Recommended Châteaux: Ch. Margaux, Ch. Palmer, Ch. Brane-Cantenac, Ch. Rauzan-Ségla , Ch. Dufort-Vivens, Ch. Ferrière, Ch. du Tertre, Ch. Giscours, Ch. d'Angludet.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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