1995 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (Previously $85)
A real fruit-bomb, with expressive aromas of currants, blackberries and vanilla. Full-bodied and chunky, with masses of fruit and well-knit tannins. Best after 2002.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This accessible, yet tannic example of Sociando-Mallet possesses a deep ruby/purple color, and excellent aromatics consisting of jammy black cherries, blackberries, and cassis, as well as subtle notes of minerals, earth, and new oak. This is a deep, long, muscular, tannic wine that is structurally similar to the 1996. Patience will be required from purchasers of this high class wine. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.
Much deeper crimson than the regular cuvée. Thick and opulent on the nose - almost unrecognisable as from this part of the Médoc! Sweet start and very flattering. Nice freshness on the finish reassures one that local character has not been lost. Quite thick tannins though. Much sweeter than the regular bottling. (17/20 points)