Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11015 ratings
9.1150 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Enjoyed on a train ride home from NYC. Opens up immediately to a bouquet of smoky cigars and old leather. Palate still holds texture and tannins still have some grip. Totally pleasurable to drink now 😄

Enjoyed on a train ride home from NYC. Opens up immediately to a bouquet of smoky cigars and old leather. Palate still holds texture and tannins still have some grip. Totally pleasurable to drink now 😄

Mar 3rd, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2000 / perfumed, lovely smell, great balance and a aftertaste that lasts for minutes, great effort!

Vintage 2000 / perfumed, lovely smell, great balance and a aftertaste that lasts for minutes, great effort!

Feb 4th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

In a really pretty spot right now. Secondary aromas of cedar, dried earth, and baked black currants. People love collecting this wine - I get it now. Solid and dependable Medoc example

In a really pretty spot right now. Secondary aromas of cedar, dried earth, and baked black currants. People love collecting this wine - I get it now. Solid and dependable Medoc example

Dec 26th, 2019
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

R.I.P. Jean Gautreau. Sociando always kept it old school.

R.I.P. Jean Gautreau. Sociando always kept it old school.

Nov 5th, 2019
Chip Hughes

Hasn’t developed into much. Cassis, fig, some vanilla from new oak. Seems thin and poorly-textured from heavy filtration. Not bad; just not what I’d expect from a mature ‘06.

Hasn’t developed into much. Cassis, fig, some vanilla from new oak. Seems thin and poorly-textured from heavy filtration. Not bad; just not what I’d expect from a mature ‘06.

May 2nd, 2019
Katherine Jarvis

Drinking perfectly right now! Was worried I held it too long, but she gorgeous.

Drinking perfectly right now! Was worried I held it too long, but she gorgeous.

Apr 18th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

If there’s a better/more value driven wine coming out of this part of Bordeaux, I’d love to hear it, because I always love this stuff. From a halfie and still incredibly youthful. Roasted plum, currant, saddle leather & herbal spice. No problem holding, even in this format!

If there’s a better/more value driven wine coming out of this part of Bordeaux, I’d love to hear it, because I always love this stuff. From a halfie and still incredibly youthful. Roasted plum, currant, saddle leather & herbal spice. No problem holding, even in this format!

Mar 9th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Dark ruby in colour - quite youthful looking for its age. Aromas of cedar and berry. Medium bodied. Quite cool flavours for a hot vintage from this Crus Bourgeois from the left bank. I would normally prefer an Aussie Cabernet to have with a steak and still do but this was acceptable if not a bit simple. Drinks to its price point.

Dark ruby in colour - quite youthful looking for its age. Aromas of cedar and berry. Medium bodied. Quite cool flavours for a hot vintage from this Crus Bourgeois from the left bank. I would normally prefer an Aussie Cabernet to have with a steak and still do but this was acceptable if not a bit simple. Drinks to its price point.

Feb 1st, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

I’m really starting to enjoy these wines. I guessed mid-late ‘80s Bordeaux. Drinking well with leather, old cherry tobacco, and an herbal spice. Great structure here. No sign of decline.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

I’m really starting to enjoy these wines. I guessed mid-late ‘80s Bordeaux. Drinking well with leather, old cherry tobacco, and an herbal spice. Great structure here. No sign of decline.

Jan 30th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Perfect rainy night claret. Nice aged aromas. Tar, cassis, tobacco, soil, floral. Really aromatic. Saddle leather. Killer classic medoc. Palate is juicy and has a little bit of grit but I love it as that is the character of 2002. Firm spine but generous as well. Terrific balance and ripe yet firm tannins.

Perfect rainy night claret. Nice aged aromas. Tar, cassis, tobacco, soil, floral. Really aromatic. Saddle leather. Killer classic medoc. Palate is juicy and has a little bit of grit but I love it as that is the character of 2002. Firm spine but generous as well. Terrific balance and ripe yet firm tannins.

Oct 28th, 2018