Château Sociando Mallet Haut Médoc 2005
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Wine AdvocateAlways one of the most ageworthy and backward wines of Bordeaux, Sociando Mallet could be described as the poor man's version of Latour or Montrose. Based on the still painfully young bottles of the 1975 and 1982 in my cellar, the 2005 will undoubtedly last for 30-40 years. It exhibits graphite, black currant liqueur, smoke, and toast characteristics, zesty acidity, huge tannins, and equally massive concentration and extract. From a proprietor who consistently transcends his pedigree, it is a beauty of purity and symmetry. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040. 91+
Wine SpectatorVanilla, blackberry and floral aromas follow through to a medium body, with velvety tannins and a medium chocolate and berry aftertaste. A little light for this esteemed estate. Best after 2010.