2015 Maillet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1255402 96 points James Suckling

 A full and layered red with blackberry, blueberry and stone character. Some black tea, too. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A big and muscular wine with classic Pomerol might.  (2/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Maillet has ripe black cherries and raspberry coulis on the nose, nicely defined, not complex but nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, tarry black fruit and quite saline toward the finish. This is an interesting and characterful Maillet that should age with style. (NM)  (2/2018)

Wine Spectator

 Plush, with friendly plum and blackberry compote notes, a flash of anise and a well-integrated apple wood spine. Harmonious and built for near-term consumption. (Web only, 2018) (JM)

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