Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11128 ratings
9.1162 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Damnnnnn. Killer 82

Damnnnnn. Killer 82

Sep 28th, 2021
Kirsten Spalding

This is definitely a Giant Schnauzer wine. Dark ripe fruits, like purple plums or olallieberries. Smooth, like a newly discovered berry bush refreshed after a spring rainfall. Bold, yet humbled.

This is definitely a Giant Schnauzer wine. Dark ripe fruits, like purple plums or olallieberries. Smooth, like a newly discovered berry bush refreshed after a spring rainfall. Bold, yet humbled.

Mar 6th, 2021
Matt Perlman

Just a rock solid mature haut medoc, not showy but elegant and charming. Sweet black fruit, red currant, earth tones, cedar. Would expect it to hold together like this for a while yet

Just a rock solid mature haut medoc, not showy but elegant and charming. Sweet black fruit, red currant, earth tones, cedar. Would expect it to hold together like this for a while yet

Feb 18th, 2021
Eric Urbani

1995 vintage. On the river near St. Estephe; very firm when young but ages well. 54% Merlot 48% cab, rest CF. Found it austere, but we determined it was bottle variation - the rest of the group loved it.

1995 vintage. On the river near St. Estephe; very firm when young but ages well. 54% Merlot 48% cab, rest CF. Found it austere, but we determined it was bottle variation - the rest of the group loved it.

Feb 5th, 2021
Andrew Lohse

Deeply savory

Deeply savory

Dec 28th, 2020
Paco Suro

Excellent. Very different than the 00. Full bodied. Still carries a bit of that woody construct but in a subtle way vs the 00 which was light in body with strong hints of green pepper and cedar.

Excellent. Very different than the 00. Full bodied. Still carries a bit of that woody construct but in a subtle way vs the 00 which was light in body with strong hints of green pepper and cedar.

Jun 25th, 2020
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
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