Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.157 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Wowie. April is my favorite time to drink bordeaux. En premieur, lamb, Greek Easter. What could be better. This is still alive and kicking in a big way. Earthy, bright and long.

Wowie. April is my favorite time to drink bordeaux. En premieur, lamb, Greek Easter. What could be better. This is still alive and kicking in a big way. Earthy, bright and long.

Apr 10th, 2018
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
Beau Carson

Rather tame and simple to begin, but once it opened up, roasted poblano peppers, sweet tobacco, and funky animal sweat were all revealed.

Rather tame and simple to begin, but once it opened up, roasted poblano peppers, sweet tobacco, and funky animal sweat were all revealed.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2018
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
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
Anthony Lynch

Un petit Bordeaux.

Un petit Bordeaux.

May 12th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Love this wine, archetype Bordeaux

Love this wine, archetype Bordeaux

Mar 17th, 2015
Alessandro Rossi

Grande espressione del territorio, poi con qualche anno sulle spalle e in versione magnum come questa ancora più buono !

Grande espressione del territorio, poi con qualche anno sulle spalle e in versione magnum come questa ancora più buono !

Aug 31st, 2013
Fredybeans

Rubis fonce
Nez viande et graphite
Bouche ample mûre seveuse et graphite
Milieu plein tanins légèrement poussiéreux mais fins
Belle bouteille plaisirs

Rubis fonce
Nez viande et graphite
Bouche ample mûre seveuse et graphite
Milieu plein tanins légèrement poussiéreux mais fins
Belle bouteille plaisirs

Jan 6th, 2018