Château Sociando-Mallet 2015
• Domaine: Château Sociando-Mallet
• A.O.C.: Haut Médoc
• Classification: Cru Bourgeois
"The 2015 Sociando Mallet is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc this year. It has a rather introspective bouquet, broody and earthy, although with aeration it reveals pleasant blackberry and wild strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, a little rustic and brutish at the moment with an abrasive finish that will hopefully soften by the time it is in bottle. I feel that this was just upended by the storms that swept across the region in September." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Rating: 85-87, Drink: 2022 - 2045
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