It exhibits graphite, black currant liqueur, smoke, and toast characteristics, zesty acidity, huge tannins, and equally massive concentration and extract.
Drink 2010-2036. Parker 94. Wine is unfiltered. Initially, slightly sweet fruit with loads of glycerine. This rapidly evolves into an enormous mouth consuming richly full bodied palacios delight! I tasted in April 2010. Somewhat drinkable now, though a little waiting of 1-2 years will provide remarkable rewards as this wine will continue to evolve over it's tenure. This is an absolutely superb vintage of Sociando-Mallet! For those of us who prefer a spectacularly full bodied wine, this, IS one (or more) to have.
Not evaluated for the 1855. Tobacco and green peppers (not in a faulty way). Lengthy finish. Excellent.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Dark colour. Cassis-mineral notes. Ripe fruit w;ith balance, length and freshness. Structure for ageing. Shows class. Drink 2010-20.