Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

9.028 ratings on Delectable
$69.99

Sociando-Mallet is the poster child for what cru bourgeois estates can achieve. This is a wine that is consistently of classified-growth quality and also one of the longest lived wines made in the Medoc. An exceptional vintage for Sociando-Mallet, 2003 has produced a spectacularly concentrated, inky blue/purple-colored wine with an extraordinary nose of blackberries, raspberries, some white flowers, and a hint of lead pencil shavings. The wine is powerful, extremely full-bodied, quite tannic, and seriously endowed. This is stunning wine that is rich, layered, and in need of 5-6 years of bottle-age. It should keep for 30+ years. It is certainly a riveting effort for the vintage and, as I wrote last year, probably a modern-day version of a hypothetical blend of a 1970 and a 1982. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Rick Z

Wow....wasn't sure about this one here in 2017, but yowza its delightful. Deep, dark, lots of fruit and just a touch of tannins remain. Happy I have 2 more to share! Effe....this is one Bordeaux even you would like!

Wow....wasn't sure about this one here in 2017, but yowza its delightful. Deep, dark, lots of fruit and just a touch of tannins remain. Happy I have 2 more to share! Effe....this is one Bordeaux even you would like!

9.3

Julienne Lam

Fruity on the nose, rich full body, soft tannins, black currant, ripe plums, pencil shaving, spicy pepper. Yum! At 28-50 mag tasting.

Fruity on the nose, rich full body, soft tannins, black currant, ripe plums, pencil shaving, spicy pepper. Yum! At 28-50 mag tasting.

9.0

JKT

Typical Medoc nose and palate with hay and notes of black fruits and cedar. Still tannic and angular in structure. Long acidic finish. Reminds me why I moved to burgs. Decanted for next day. Latham tasting. 8/12/16. Next day more balanced and resolved into more harmonious whole. Cedar a bit more muted. So need more years! Up the score.

Typical Medoc nose and palate with hay and notes of black fruits and cedar. Still tannic and angular in structure. Long acidic finish. Reminds me why I moved to burgs. Decanted for next day. Latham tasting. 8/12/16. Next day more balanced and resolved into more harmonious whole. Cedar a bit more muted. So need more years! Up the score.

8.9

Michael Funes

Great textbook, traditional Bordeaux in all the right ways.

Great textbook, traditional Bordeaux in all the right ways.

8.5