2003 d'Angludet, Margaux
Lots of fruit here with ripe currants and blackberries galore. Full bodied, with chewy tannins and a classy finish of selected oak and berries. Needs time to come together, maybe three or four years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A sleeper of the vintage, the deep plum/ruby-colored 2003 exhibits a sexy, fragrant perfume of flowers, black cherry jam, licorice, and barbecue spice. Rich, velvety-textured, medium-bodied, charming, and expansive, it should drink well for 10-12 years.
Delicacy and charm often seem to be the hallmarks of Angludet-positive virtues in a world full of alcoholic, powerful wines. This 2003 has perhaps more tannins than usual from small berries, but it retains the property’s elegance. Can be drunk relatively young, but certainly improves over 5-10 years.
Aromas of currant, berry and cedar follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a caressing finish. Lovely wine. Best after 2010.
Barrel sample according to Clyde Beffa, K&L's Bordeaux Buyer: "Purple black color. Intense wine. Big wine with tons of everything and great mid-palate impression. This is a very good value for the vintage. *+" (04/04) The group tasted this on our April 2010 tasting trip and it was showing exceptionally well. Ripe and sweet with fine structure and length.