La Demoiselle is the second wine of Sociando-Mallet. Made with a more balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (coming from younger vines), it is softer and ready to drink much earlier than its big brother. A fresh and fruity palate with soft tannins a nice and complex finish with a hint of cedar: this second wine is just brilliant.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Sociando-Mallet
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (50%)
Drink from now to 2021
Open 1 hour before
Serve at 16-18°C
A delicate filet steak for this red which starts to evolve in the bottle.
Soil: Gravel, limestone, clay
Age of vines: 20 years old
Maturing: 11 months in new oak barrels
|What experts say|
15 - "Mid dark ruby. Rather murky nose as though the wood, which is clearly top-quality originally, is not the freshest. Polished and lightish. Very gravelly and high in acidity. Pretty hard work."
|15 - "It has changed since the En-Primeur tasting, keeping a very high standard. Less creamy but more classy, more vibrant and elegant. A beautiful structure with a palate of cedar, rose and fresh red currant."|