Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.166 ratings
9.311 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
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
Conrad Green

Fresh raspberry, plasticine, rounded pluminess with a light blood-like note. No signs of excessive heat. A little under in the mid palate, but very approachable and quite primary.

Fresh raspberry, plasticine, rounded pluminess with a light blood-like note. No signs of excessive heat. A little under in the mid palate, but very approachable and quite primary.

Oct 1st, 2018
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.2

This ‘03 is drinking great! Rich red currant and cherry fruit, beautiful underlying graphite, well-integrated chalky tannins and great balance.

This ‘03 is drinking great! Rich red currant and cherry fruit, beautiful underlying graphite, well-integrated chalky tannins and great balance.

Jul 8th, 2018
Peter Hunken

2003, pretty fine and classic, in great shape.

2003, pretty fine and classic, in great shape.

Sep 5th, 2015
Andre Lopez

Friggin' d luscious. Tasted blind and thought it was Napa. 2003 Bordeaux makes sense based on the ripeness levels.

Friggin' d luscious. Tasted blind and thought it was Napa. 2003 Bordeaux makes sense based on the ripeness levels.

Feb 2nd, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.3

Another smoking wine for a song.

Another smoking wine for a song.

Apr 30th, 2013
Robert Rothfield

This wine is in its drinking window...lead pencil, forest floor and balanced fruit and tannins

This wine is in its drinking window...lead pencil, forest floor and balanced fruit and tannins

May 30th, 2020
Paul Jakubowski

45+ minute decant, but needs more like 2 hours for some of the harshness to dissipate. Mild nose with more fruit than the terroir I was expecting. Wine lacks depth and character. That being said it goes down like velvet and has a medium plus finish. The early harshness is a turn off and I think my expectations were too high. Not bad, but probably won’t try again.

45+ minute decant, but needs more like 2 hours for some of the harshness to dissipate. Mild nose with more fruit than the terroir I was expecting. Wine lacks depth and character. That being said it goes down like velvet and has a medium plus finish. The early harshness is a turn off and I think my expectations were too high. Not bad, but probably won’t try again.

Apr 6th, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (90/100) Третичные ароматы на первом плане - скотный двор, кожа, чёрный перец, вяленая вишня. Довольно высокие тельность и кислотность, бархатистые танины. Во вкусе доминируют красные спелые ягоды - создаёт контраст с ароматом. #dfwe2018

16.5/20 (90/100) Третичные ароматы на первом плане - скотный двор, кожа, чёрный перец, вяленая вишня. Довольно высокие тельность и кислотность, бархатистые танины. Во вкусе доминируют красные спелые ягоды - создаёт контраст с ароматом. #dfwe2018

Nov 11th, 2018