Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

9.153 ratings on Delectable
$84.95

This is a beautiful wine and certainly one of the great sleepers of the vintage...Still inky/purple, with notes of acacia flowers intermixed with wet rocks, black currants, and blueberries, the wine is full-bodied, displays no real evidence of any oak, and offers up terrific concentration, texture, and length...it should continue to evolve for 20+ years. Robert Parker

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! !Yarivyo Wine Score! Delectable Pro

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The 2000 vintage is a bit controversial , some say it is a great vintage other find it disappointing given the hype of the vintage being a millennium vintage. Sociando mallet is usually a great value wine and I loved 2003 and 2005, this is my first 2000, and it is still young and kicking. Deep red, nose full of green peppers, pencil shaving, a touch of barnyard, black currents and spicy wood, medium to full body with dry tannins and great acidity, long spicy peppery finish. My score 89, drink to 2022

The 2000 vintage is a bit controversial , some say it is a great vintage other find it disappointing given the hype of the vintage being a millennium vintage. Sociando mallet is usually a great value wine and I loved 2003 and 2005, this is my first 2000, and it is still young and kicking. Deep red, nose full of green peppers, pencil shaving, a touch of barnyard, black currents and spicy wood, medium to full body with dry tannins and great acidity, long spicy peppery finish. My score 89, drink to 2022

8.9

Ryan Brazell Delectable Pro

Rise Over Run

Classic green notes in a good way. Tannins resolved.

Classic green notes in a good way. Tannins resolved.

9.2

Ryan Brazell Delectable Pro

Rise Over Run

A tad greener than I expected given the vintage. But that's not necessarily a knock! There's a great deal of freshness here and a very classic appeal.

A tad greener than I expected given the vintage. But that's not necessarily a knock! There's a great deal of freshness here and a very classic appeal.

9.0

Yotam Sharon Delectable Pro

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

The best mature Sociando I've had. A bit savage on the nose upon opening, which hinted at Brett, but subsided into one of the most ravishing noses in a long while. Fruit, leather, spice, an evolved herbal note - all interlace into great complexity. Still powerful on the palate, solidly built, the tannins still massive but refined and balanced by fruit and extract. This has now reached its apogee, but will stay there for quite a while.

The best mature Sociando I've had. A bit savage on the nose upon opening, which hinted at Brett, but subsided into one of the most ravishing noses in a long while. Fruit, leather, spice, an evolved herbal note - all interlace into great complexity. Still powerful on the palate, solidly built, the tannins still massive but refined and balanced by fruit and extract. This has now reached its apogee, but will stay there for quite a while.

9.4

Taylor Barnebey Delectable Pro

#SociandoMallet 2000 developed, w/ black fruit still present. Very nice acidity for the vintage. Showing very well right now!

#SociandoMallet 2000 developed, w/ black fruit still present. Very nice acidity for the vintage. Showing very well right now!

9.3

Mark Lindzy Delectable Pro

2000 vintage, opened several days and kept fresh with vinlock or whatever it's called. Beautiful! Classic Bordeaux profile of black fruit, pencil lead, damp basement and dried herbs.

2000 vintage, opened several days and kept fresh with vinlock or whatever it's called. Beautiful! Classic Bordeaux profile of black fruit, pencil lead, damp basement and dried herbs.

9.2

Paul Boswell Delectable Pro

Good length, bright fruit with cigar box smokiness. A tad overpriced but excellent with beef.

Good length, bright fruit with cigar box smokiness. A tad overpriced but excellent with beef.

9.0

Balakrishna Narasimhan

Mature Bordeaux. Pure class.

Mature Bordeaux. Pure class.

9.5

Michael Funes

Very youthful. Barnyard and this estate's typical green bell pepper notes. Classic old school Bordeaux. I will look forward to drinking the rest of the case over the next decade.

Very youthful. Barnyard and this estate's typical green bell pepper notes. Classic old school Bordeaux. I will look forward to drinking the rest of the case over the next decade.

8.9

Jason Soloway

This surprised me. Ready to drink, but no signs of age. Crushed rocks, graphite, oak, full but not overripe fruit. Balanced, integrated, punching way above its weight. Would drink well against Pauillacs of favorable repute.

This surprised me. Ready to drink, but no signs of age. Crushed rocks, graphite, oak, full but not overripe fruit. Balanced, integrated, punching way above its weight. Would drink well against Pauillacs of favorable repute.

9.3