Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1810 ratings
9.1125 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1990 - ripened tuilé colour, beautiful cherries in smell, as well as spicyness (laurel), pencil shavings, plums, minerals. Good balance, vitality, nice acidity and quite round at the moment. A Point. Long aftertaste. Classic. Was beautiful drinking, decanted it. With risotto al porcini.

Vintage 1990 - ripened tuilé colour, beautiful cherries in smell, as well as spicyness (laurel), pencil shavings, plums, minerals. Good balance, vitality, nice acidity and quite round at the moment. A Point. Long aftertaste. Classic. Was beautiful drinking, decanted it. With risotto al porcini.

Oct 7th, 2017
Todd Abrams

Very nice but needs time.

Very nice but needs time.

Jul 15th, 2017
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

8.7

Classic Medoc. Dusty tannins. Value bottle offered interesting snap shot of under valued producer. Last of a dozen bottles.

Classic Medoc. Dusty tannins. Value bottle offered interesting snap shot of under valued producer. Last of a dozen bottles.

4 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2014
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

The 2000 vintage is a bit controversial , some say it is a great vintage other find it disappointing given the hype of the vintage being a millennium vintage. Sociando mallet is usually a great value wine and I loved 2003 and 2005, this is my first 2000, and it is still young and kicking. Deep red, nose full of green peppers, pencil shaving, a touch of barnyard, black currents and spicy wood, medium to full body with dry tannins and great acidity, long spicy peppery finish. My score 89, drink to 2022

The 2000 vintage is a bit controversial , some say it is a great vintage other find it disappointing given the hype of the vintage being a millennium vintage. Sociando mallet is usually a great value wine and I loved 2003 and 2005, this is my first 2000, and it is still young and kicking. Deep red, nose full of green peppers, pencil shaving, a touch of barnyard, black currents and spicy wood, medium to full body with dry tannins and great acidity, long spicy peppery finish. My score 89, drink to 2022

2 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2016
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.1

Exactly what you'd expect from aged Bordeaux. Great time to enjoy. Good nose.

Exactly what you'd expect from aged Bordeaux. Great time to enjoy. Good nose.

2 people found it helpfulNov 25th, 2015
Noah Raizman

A classic, old school Bordeaux in a classic year. Decanted x5h. Still bright ruby, nose is mild barnyard with black cherry, leather, graphite on the attack with a lingering sense of tobacco and dried herbs. Tannins are resolving well with a bit of dry dust on the finish. Lively acidity and very youthful overall.

A classic, old school Bordeaux in a classic year. Decanted x5h. Still bright ruby, nose is mild barnyard with black cherry, leather, graphite on the attack with a lingering sense of tobacco and dried herbs. Tannins are resolving well with a bit of dry dust on the finish. Lively acidity and very youthful overall.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2016
Cody Short

Soft and elegant with notes of dark fruit, pencil lead, forest floor, dried berries, leather and dried flowers. Only complaint is the finish was relatively short but still a beautiful wine.

Soft and elegant with notes of dark fruit, pencil lead, forest floor, dried berries, leather and dried flowers. Only complaint is the finish was relatively short but still a beautiful wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
Sean Hoess

Tasty and round. Low tannins.

Tasty and round. Low tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2016
Tim Herrmann

This, most of all, is a homey wine. When one could talk about the vintage pedigree or how undervalued the producer is...this wine is so much more. It has an incredible combination of dark blueberried and clove-spiked fruit, green herbs and bell peppers, and toasty spicy oak. It all creates a feeling of rustic warmth that went great with a dish of roasted chicken with white beans and kale.

This, most of all, is a homey wine. When one could talk about the vintage pedigree or how undervalued the producer is...this wine is so much more. It has an incredible combination of dark blueberried and clove-spiked fruit, green herbs and bell peppers, and toasty spicy oak. It all creates a feeling of rustic warmth that went great with a dish of roasted chicken with white beans and kale.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016
Zach Legein

A bit early. Need to let this one sit for a bit. Pleasant anticipations.

A bit early. Need to let this one sit for a bit. Pleasant anticipations.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015