Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.054 ratings
8.87 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
James Forsyth

Saturday night had a dual mission: to find a world class steak and to have a great catch-up with a couple of old friends. We're in Manhattan. Mission: Utterly Probable.

We headed to the Bowery Meat Company, which has become a regular fixture on various Best New York Steakhouses lists. The knowledgeable server brought us a fine array of steaks, explained some of the more unusual cuts and provided useful advice on the selection. The 40oz T-Bone Florentine was our table's centerpiece and delicious. Goal
#1, done.

One of the strengths of the Bowery Meat Company is its extensive, well chosen wine list. It also allows corkage ($40/bottle, max 2). I brought along this excellent 2009 Sociando-Mallet, possibly the best value wine in Bordeaux. Pure Old World charm with lashings of leather, tar and dark fruits. Plenty of complexity and drinking beautifully. The bottle drained quickly with plenty of laughs and anecdotes. Goal
#2, done.

Saturday night had a dual mission: to find a world class steak and to have a great catch-up with a couple of old friends. We're in Manhattan. Mission: Utterly Probable.

We headed to the Bowery Meat Company, which has become a regular fixture on various Best New York Steakhouses lists. The knowledgeable server brought us a fine array of steaks, explained some of the more unusual cuts and provided useful advice on the selection. The 40oz T-Bone Florentine was our table's centerpiece and delicious. Goal
#1, done.

One of the strengths of the Bowery Meat Company is its extensive, well chosen wine list. It also allows corkage ($40/bottle, max 2). I brought along this excellent 2009 Sociando-Mallet, possibly the best value wine in Bordeaux. Pure Old World charm with lashings of leather, tar and dark fruits. Plenty of complexity and drinking beautifully. The bottle drained quickly with plenty of laughs and anecdotes. Goal
#2, done.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2018
Franck Gestin

One beautiful Haut-Medoc ! I'm not a huge Bordeaux fan but this one could make me up with them !

One beautiful Haut-Medoc ! I'm not a huge Bordeaux fan but this one could make me up with them !

Feb 6th, 2015
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Cru Bourgeois Haut- Medoc; drunk at Montrachet restaurant; fair cabernet dominated blend on nose and palate, grainy tannin not plush yet now soft; old school without generosity; little oak showing so austere; 55% cabernet, 45% merlot, 5% franc; 13.5%, AUD 63

Cru Bourgeois Haut- Medoc; drunk at Montrachet restaurant; fair cabernet dominated blend on nose and palate, grainy tannin not plush yet now soft; old school without generosity; little oak showing so austere; 55% cabernet, 45% merlot, 5% franc; 13.5%, AUD 63

Dec 23rd, 2014
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.2

Dark and chewy; shows the cab franc a lot right now. I expect it to settle down in a few more years.

Dark and chewy; shows the cab franc a lot right now. I expect it to settle down in a few more years.

Nov 10th, 2014
Lisa Owens

2009 vintage

2009 vintage

Jun 14th, 2019
Bill Kaplan

Sturdy & competent. Can’t comment on the nose (seasonal allergies). Goes well with the simply grilled porterhouse & green salad & tabouli.

Sturdy & competent. Can’t comment on the nose (seasonal allergies). Goes well with the simply grilled porterhouse & green salad & tabouli.

Sep 5th, 2018
Thierry POUSSIN

2009 à Dali, Yunnan, Chine. Agréable et soyeux

2009 à Dali, Yunnan, Chine. Agréable et soyeux

Feb 3rd, 2018
Martin Sher

It needs air - lots of it right now, minimum 4 hours

It needs air - lots of it right now, minimum 4 hours

Aug 11th, 2017
Shun Kikuchi

Beautiful. Typical Bordeaux aroma, dry, mid acidity, soft tannins, little bitterness. Not so much Oaky, relatively austere. Abv13.5%

Beautiful. Typical Bordeaux aroma, dry, mid acidity, soft tannins, little bitterness. Not so much Oaky, relatively austere. Abv13.5%

Jul 23rd, 2017
Justin Garbaccio

Let it breathe and it gets much better

Let it breathe and it gets much better

Dec 27th, 2016