2008 Angludet, Margaux (1.5L)

SKU #1112970 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Initially rustic and earthy, this wine does show some good, solid fruit. The tannins are smooth, polished, coming into balance with the fruit.  (4/2009)

Wine Spectator

 Focused and fresh, with blackberry and black currant fruit laced with black licorice and a mouthwatering iron note. The silky finish has nice weight. Drink now through 2013.  (5/2011)

K&L Notes

According to Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "This has a light brambly nose with better-integrated oak than some other Margaux wines, with scents of blackberry, smoke and graphite. This is an impressive Margaux '08: good fruit concentration, well balanced, high acidity but in synch with the rest of the wine, very pure, fresh and taut on the black cherry finish. This is a better d'Angludet than encountered in recent vintages. Tasted April 2009. 88-90 points." (04/09) Steven Spurrier in Decanter writes: "...Chateau d'Angludet was in the same place as some of the appellation's best. At first smoky and a touch earthy on the nose, then notes of spice and bitter chocolate, and more fragrant. On the palate savoury, with plenty of richness to coat the tannins. This fine effort from the Sichel family is, once again, our pick of the cheap Margaux..Fine black-red, fragrant and slightly smoky crushed black fruits, fine concentration on the palate with no loss of elegance, good earthy Cabernet, good breadth, length and structure. Drink 2015-24."

Share |
Price: $64.99
Add To Waiting List

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Additional Information:


Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the MĂ©doc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- View our bestselling Bordeaux.
Specific Appellation:


- Margaux is the southern most of all of the appellations of the Haut Medoc. Located near St. Julien, it has more cru classe producers than the other four villages of the area. In addition to the legendary Chateau Margaux, there are five second-growths: Rauzan Gassies, Rauzan Seglas, Dufort-Vivens, Lascombes, and Brane Cantenac. While more people are probably familiar with the third growth Chateau Palmer, there are nine other wineries with the same ranking in addition to a trio of fourth growths and a pair of fifth growths. Because Margaux is comprised of five communes… Margaux, Cantenac, Soussans, Labardes and Arsac, the wines styles are diverse throughout the region with the more masculine tannic wines coming from the Cantenac side of the appellation. Because of a high percentage of Merlot planted in the region, many wines from Margaux are more round, feminine, and exotic that the other appellations of the Haut Medoc.