2015 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253304 92-93 points James Suckling

 A balanced and harmonious barrel sample with subtle yet firm tannin structure and a long and delicious finish. Should improve nicely with barrel aging.  (3/2016)

90 points Vinous

 The 2015 Sociando Mallet offers lovely depth and consistency. Silky, floral and beautifully persistent on the palate, the 2015 is one of the most finessed Haut-Médocs I tasted. Bright red stone fruit, earthiness and sweet floral notes are all nicely delineated throughout. The 2015 is not a huge wine, but it makes its case with lovely aromatics, subtlety and grace. This is an especially strong wine from the northern Médoc in 2015. Tasted two times. (AG)  (4/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Glowing crimson. Ripe and exuberant on the nose. Round and fresh - very like a St-Estèphe in build with its sucky-stony character on the end. Fully ripe and very refreshing. Very vigorous.  (4/2016)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/3/2016 | Send Email
Good entry, big and powerful wine. Ager.
Drink from 2019 to 2035

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