From the very good 2000 vintage in Bordeaux, La Demoiselle is the second wine of Sociando-Mallet. The wine is initially shy in bearing with aromas of coffee grinds and old cedar. A restrained expression of blackcurrants emerges with aeration. The palate is savoury and earthy, with resolved tannins and smoke and coffee characters prominent. These latter characters affect the balance of the wine and overwhelm the fruit, a slightly disappointing outcome given the good vintage. I would suggest this wine is ready to drink now, and has nudged past its best drinking window. Rating: Good. Abv: 12.5%. Price: +$50. Website: NA.
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