Château Sociando Mallet Haut Médoc 2005

$69.99

SKU 01303

750ml

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Château Sociando-Mallet makes concentrated, deliciously balanced wines that equal many classified growths in quality. It has an excellent reputation among French wine lovers, who appreciate its undeniable finesse. Flavors are full-bodied and complex, with pronounced cassis and raspberry fruit; in the nose, notes of spicy, smoky, noble oak and vanilla mingle with the red fruit. It is much appreciated for its excellent aging quality and typically develops gracefully for 10-25 years after the vintage.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Haut Medoc
Brand Château Sociando Mallet
  • wa91

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+

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • ws88

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.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008