2010 Angludet, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
A very complete wine, packed with just the right level of tannins and with the sweet plum fruit pushing through to give richness to the acidity.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 38% merlot and 12% petit verdot) Opaque ruby-purple. Fragrant floral notes complicate strawberry and mineral aromas. Juicy, fresh and fruity on entry, with lovely red berry and cherry flavors. Shows a distinctly cool, vibrant quality on the back end, finishing with firm, building, fine-grained tannins and lingering fresh red fruit and floral nuances. This is excellent.
This has a pure loganberry and damson plum core, with lilac, warm pebble and lightly singed anise notes flittering through the background. Offers well-integrated structure through the finish, with subtle minerality echoing. Best from 2014 through 2026.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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!
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.
*1/2V 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Thirty-five hl/ha.