Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.121 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Chris Lucchese

1982 vintage. Not earth shattering, but really solid wine. The tobacco and dark fruit notes still coming through. Tannins are down, but acids still there. Great with some short ribs today. All in all, I would have this again.

1982 vintage. Not earth shattering, but really solid wine. The tobacco and dark fruit notes still coming through. Tannins are down, but acids still there. Great with some short ribs today. All in all, I would have this again.

Jul 17th, 2015
Michael Young

Area Manager/Italian Specialist Fine Wine Portfolio, Palm Bay International, Certified Sommelier Court of Master Sommelier, Certified Sommelier Associazione Sommelier Italiano

9.3

Third bottle of the case. Showing some oxidation that is strangely blowing off. Developing in the glass. Not as instantaneously gratifying but we have time.

Third bottle of the case. Showing some oxidation that is strangely blowing off. Developing in the glass. Not as instantaneously gratifying but we have time.

Mar 9th, 2015
Michael Young

Area Manager/Italian Specialist Fine Wine Portfolio, Palm Bay International, Certified Sommelier Court of Master Sommelier, Certified Sommelier Associazione Sommelier Italiano

9.9

Wow. Wow wow.

Wow. Wow wow.

Jan 31st, 2015
Doug Powers

Lovely cedar, cigar box aromas, still quite vigorous and structured, though seems pretty ready to drink, long finish, very, very fine!!

Lovely cedar, cigar box aromas, still quite vigorous and structured, though seems pretty ready to drink, long finish, very, very fine!!

Sep 21st, 2019
Jason Jones

Purchased from an original owner. Top shoulder fill. Cork came out in one piece, soaked 3/4 through. Not much fruit here, basically all tertiary, but enjoyable for those that appreciate dried tobacco and cigar box.

Purchased from an original owner. Top shoulder fill. Cork came out in one piece, soaked 3/4 through. Not much fruit here, basically all tertiary, but enjoyable for those that appreciate dried tobacco and cigar box.

Mar 30th, 2019
Doug Powers

Redfruits and still lots of structure and some tannin into the finish, some earthy and truffle notes underneath, I think this is clearly mature, but will always be a bit structured and tannic, still very fine.

Redfruits and still lots of structure and some tannin into the finish, some earthy and truffle notes underneath, I think this is clearly mature, but will always be a bit structured and tannic, still very fine.

May 25th, 2018
Doug Powers

Medium-dark ruby color, cassis and black currants, some smoke and mineral notes, really nicely balanced, long finish, great older Bordeaux, better balanced than the '82 BV PR.

Medium-dark ruby color, cassis and black currants, some smoke and mineral notes, really nicely balanced, long finish, great older Bordeaux, better balanced than the '82 BV PR.

Mar 19th, 2016
Gabe Barkley

Teetering on the edge, but still enjoyable.

Teetering on the edge, but still enjoyable.

Mar 3rd, 2016
Scott Nelson

Always a treat to taste a birth year wine. This is one of the best 82's I've had. Beautiful fruit. Elegant. Simply a classy wine.

Always a treat to taste a birth year wine. This is one of the best 82's I've had. Beautiful fruit. Elegant. Simply a classy wine.

Dec 19th, 2015
Justin Hurst

Birth-year Bordeaux on my birthday? Don't mind if I do. From Magnum.

Birth-year Bordeaux on my birthday? Don't mind if I do. From Magnum.

Aug 20th, 2015