As the still youthful 2003 vintage tasted in magnum recently shows, in the best years Angludet is a shrewd buy, offering real class and concentration at a very modest price. It does not have the finesse found among the top echelons of the appellation but it is reliably well made, and expressive of its origins and vintage. Lighter vintages charm in their youth and, depending on personal taste, are probably best enjoyed on their fruit, over the first half of their suggested drinking window. The best vintages merit longer term cellaring.
In this exceptionally hot and dry vintage, this wine has retained remarkable freshness and more than holds its own alongside the Belgrave and Batailley 2003s. True floral Margaux bouquet, albeit couched in a richer, spicier whole, finishing on dry cedar and sous bois notes.