(2003 Vintage) Plenty of ripe fruits and spice with firm, rounded tannins and well balanced acidity. Chateau d'Angludet is known for producing more robust styles of wine with a firm structure, the 2003 vintage allowed the to produce some of their best wine. Drink now but will keep 2020.
Decanter(2003 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep ruby, concentrated, leafy, blackcurrant nose, masses of very ripe fruit, showing richness and integrated tannins, quite powerful, but with the hallmark finesse of Margaux, almost sweet fruit, lovely balance and length. 2008-20. (Tasted en primeur)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) This wine raises the question: Where does its Margaux character leave off and its 35% Merlot content take over? It is far too coy to say "somewhere in the middle", yet the seamless fit of fine pieces ...
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage)