Château Angludet, Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2020
Available En Primeur
Château Angludet 2020 has been released at the same price as its 2019. A sensible move by the Sichel family to its legions of British followers and many of our customers, especially as the yield was way below their normal production and the quality is up there with the very best vintages of Angludet.
Angludet is the beating heart of the Sichel empire as it is their family home where Ben Sichel has made the wine for the last 20 years. In the last few years he adopted full bio-dynamic practices and now ages 30% of the wine in clay amphora vats to give the wine additional purity and freshness. A great effort Ben.
Our allocation has been reduced following their reduced yield so there isn't much to go round.
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How does the wine taste?
Always an expressive, typically floral style of Margaux, in 2020 Angludet is impressively forward, with a gorgeous fruit core blending cassis and blueberries in a velvet-lined texture, finishing with explosive notes of Asian spices. This is such a seductive yet elegant Angludet, one of the very best I have tasted and very much a success in this vintage.
What do the critics say?
"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."
92/93 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2021
"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; theres 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."
90-92 points, Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
"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) 13.5% Drink 2026 2037"
16 points, Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2021
"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. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Jane Anson, Decanter
|*En Primeur - Please note, this wine is available En Primeur. The price shown is not inclusive of UK duty and VAT, which will be payable at the prevailing rate upon delivery from bond. It will be shipped in Spring - Summer 2023 and we'll contact you once they've arrived.|
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