2009 d'Angludet, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Aromas of blueberries and bramble berries, with hints of earth and meat follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a juicy finish. Like the texture. Best in years. Try in 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
Ripe, fleshy and forward, with mouthfilling plum sauce, fig, raspberry confiture and blackberry pâte de fruit notes that are all harnessed by substantial but silky-textured tannins. The long, perfumy finish is open and inviting already. Drink now through 2022.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Robust aromas of blackberry, chocolate and flowers. Then subdued, dry and classic on the palate, with very good stuffing to its slightly medicinal dark berry, chocolate and menthol flavors. Rather elegantly styled wine with solid tannic structure and very good length.
The wine has weight, is warm and spicy, with bold fruit flavors. A fine wine from Angludet, it is ripe, the wood judiciously balanced, finishing with tight acidity.
*½+V 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Again, the Petit Verdot shines here in 2009. Black licorice nose and flavors. An intense, mouthcoating wine with precise tannins and superb concentration. Long and lush. Fabulous value! These guys are on a roll. Thanks Ben, James and Charles. From Jancis Robinson: "Very deep crimson. Ripe black fruits on the nose and then attractive delicacy on the palate. Very Margaux build even if it’s slightly more tarry than usual." (10/2011) Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive mid to late 2012. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.