2010 d'Angludet, Margaux (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.
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!
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, dark red. Sexy aromas of bitter cherry, dark chocolate, mocha, potpourri spices and flowers. Silky and supple but a bit reduced, showing a restrained sweetness today to its dark berry, licorice and floral flavors. Rich and pliant wine, but without quite the tension or perfume for 90 points.
Lively, pure dark fruit. Juicy and less dense than some - or seems so at this stage and may just be more expressive - but has a fine fresh tension on the finish.
*1/2V 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Thirty-five hl/ha.