2011 Angludet, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1090796 90 points James Suckling

 This shows a light prune and dried-fruit character with spices such as cardamom. Full body, integrated tannins and a crisp finish. Needs three years to come together: better in 2017.  (2/ 2014)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Another sleeper of the vintage from Angludet, the 2011 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of licorice, spring flowers, black currants and cherries. With medium body, silky tannins, surprising stuffing and succulence, this seductive, lush, well-endowed Angludet can be enjoyed over the next decade. (RP)  (4/ 2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark smudgy cherry crimson. Delicate fragrance, fresh red plum and cassis. Silky smooth already, good depth of fruit. Harmonious and fresh and fluid to the end. Well done...  (4/ 2012)

Wine Enthusiast

 This wine is firm in tannins and rather austere in style. There’s an attractive black-currant flavor, but structure dominates the fruit. It is meant for medium-term aging.  (2/ 2014)

Wine Spectator

 Offers lively anise and bay leaf notes, mixed with steeped plum, braised fig and blackberry coulis flavors. Lively despite the dark profile, with briary structure adding lift on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2022.  (3/ 2014)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/23/2013  | Send Email
*+V Bright raspberry aromas with black cherry undertones. A creamy wine, with fine texture. Full and lush on the palate. Long finish. Great balance.

By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/23/2013  | Send Email
Perfumy, with nice middle fruit and firm tannins that don't come off as drying. A success for the vintage.

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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 Médoc 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.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Margaux

- 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.