The Château d’Anglès Classique Rouge is produced by Eric Fabre. Eric Fabre’s wealth of experience, including eight years as technical director at Château Lafite Rothschild, enabled him to overcome the considerable challenges awaiting them. Restructuring the vineyard was a high priority in order to balance the assembly of traditional grape varieties such as Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache or Carignan for the reds and Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Marsanne for the whites. Each section of the 45 hectares on the estate is closely followed under the paternal eye of Eric Fabre, with a real respect for the environment. Round, fresh, charming, precise, complex, structured, delicate – are all qualities of the Château d’Anglès Great Wines that reflect the values held by Eric and Christine Fabre.
The Château d’Anglès Classique Rouge is produced following sustainable practices according to the High Environmental Value charter (level 3) in respect for the environment and complexity of the wine: composted pomace, mulched prunings, ploughing, no insecticides and no weedkillers.
The Château d’Anglès Classique Rouge is a deep red colour with black highlights. The aroma evokes ripe red and black fruits such as blackcurrant and also pepper and liquorice. Smooth, fruity and balanced wine, structured by delicate and silky tannins.
I was very taken by the fineness of the tannins (a Lafite trick?) as well as by the density of flavour. Both of these two wines, which I think should drink well for at least another two and possibly three years.Jancis Robinson: wine of the week.