Suckling: "A firm and linear wine with very focused, fine tannins. Medium body. Juicy and pretty. Classy."
Galloni: "The 2021 Maillet is fabulous, especially considering it is 100% Merlot. Juicy dark cherry, plum, licorice, dark chocolate and sweet spice give Maillet its exuberant personality. Rich and heady in style, with well integrated oak the Maillet is one of the under the radar jewels of the vintage on the Right Bank."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Black plums, black cherries, black licorice, dark chocolate and equally dark espresso beans are in full-force in the nose and on the round, lusciously-textured, deep palate. The finish is soft, round and plush. Drink from 2024-2040."
Decanter: "Bramble tones to the red and black fruits, a touch of vanilla, dark chocolate and violets. Tannins make themselves known straight away, filling the mouth with a chalky, velvety texture with the bright black cherry and blackcurrant fruit on top. Inviting texture and frame, with a chewiness that fills the mouth alongside touches of liquorice and graphite. It's a dark style and a bit more knitted down at this point, just missing out on some energy that would really lift it, but a real success for a 100% Merlot in 2021. Lots of promise."
Chateau Maillet, 20 chemin de Mailllet, 33500 Pomerol, Frankreich