Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Ratings on Delectable

Chris Lucchese Delectable Pro

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.

9.0

Michael Young Delectable Pro

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

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.

9.3

Michael Young Delectable Pro

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

Wow. Wow wow.

Wow. Wow wow.

9.9

Peter Keohan

Still a nice ruby color cedar and dried fruits a mature mouthful. A bit of a short finish

Still a nice ruby color cedar and dried fruits a mature mouthful. A bit of a short finish

9.0

Doug Powers

Initially pretty closed, cedar and some woody (oak) notes, fruit is mature, tannic structure has receded, medium-long finish, very good if a tad rustic, but lacks the depth of better classified growths.

Initially pretty closed, cedar and some woody (oak) notes, fruit is mature, tannic structure has receded, medium-long finish, very good if a tad rustic, but lacks the depth of better classified growths.

9.1

Jerry Raphael

On first taste after decant seem to have a lot going on and showing a little age but all together. Our younger son is stranded with us and also helping us during the COVID-19 quarantine. He was born in 1982 so this wine for him. Big change from rustic to elegant 2 hours later with dinner. Would have not thought this wine was 38 years old. A lot of deep fruits, a bit of tar and some smoky wood on the nose. Taste was very interesting with a nice long finish. Don’t tell him it was only $18.49 back in the day

On first taste after decant seem to have a lot going on and showing a little age but all together. Our younger son is stranded with us and also helping us during the COVID-19 quarantine. He was born in 1982 so this wine for him. Big change from rustic to elegant 2 hours later with dinner. Would have not thought this wine was 38 years old. A lot of deep fruits, a bit of tar and some smoky wood on the nose. Taste was very interesting with a nice long finish. Don’t tell him it was only $18.49 back in the day

9.2

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!!

9.4

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.

9.7

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.

9.3

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.

9.6

Location

  • 1 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
    Saturday: 11am-7pm
    Sunday: Closed

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