This year, the blend of Sociando-Mallet 2015 is composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot.
The aromas, the concentration, the solid strength, the structure and the elegance in the mouth allow this Haut-Médoc to be one on the best vintages of its category. In the nose, floral notes (red roses) and black fruits dominate the aromas giving generosity and freshness. The tannins offer dynamism, both finesse and strength with an expressive finish. The blackberry and blueberry sensations are much appreciated and reflect what has been primary detected on the nose. This wine has a great aging potential.
Parker : 85-87 / 100 J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.