2020 Château Angludet, Margaux

Château Angludet is now converting to biodynamic agriculture, while 30% of the 2020 is being aged in amphorae, with the rest in oak barriques, of which 30% is new. It’s a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, with the Petit Verdot bringing spiciness and richness to the blend. It's a beautiful Margaux of real poise: a smart buy.

Critic score
91.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£30.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£181.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    46% Cabernet Sauvignon
    42% Merlot
    12% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2020 Château Angludet, Margaux

TASTING NOTES

Lots of blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors with licorice and tar. Medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a long, creamy finish. Best of the trilogy.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
92—93/100

Deeply fruited bilberry and blackberry, you really get the autumnal hedgerow vibe - well ripened but still with juice. I like this a lot, has character and bite, although the finish is a little spiky.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
91/100

The 2020 Château Angludet is brisk and precise on the nose of blackberry and bilberry fruit, touches of iodine and pressed flowers coming through with time; there’s wonderful focus and energy here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. A saline and marine-influenced Margaux, well balanced with a little grittiness toward the finish. Yet overall, this classically styled Angludet has commendable breeding and should give 20 years of drinking pleasure.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(90—92)/100

Deepest crimson with smudgy rim. Lively, fresh aroma with the fruit not the oak to the fore. (No info provided on the oak used, nor on the varietal make-up.) Cassis, blackberry and some red-plum sweetness, which comes through on the palate. Not particularly intense but harmonious, with finely layered dry tannins. Definitely one of the more approachable and digestible Margaux 2020s I have tasted. Hint of chocolate on the finish. (JH)

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
16/20