Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

9.046 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

Peter Hunken Delectable Pro

2003, pretty fine and classic, in great shape.

2003, pretty fine and classic, in great shape.

9.3

Andre Lopez Delectable Pro

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.

9.2

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Another smoking wine for a song.

Another smoking wine for a song.

9.3

Michael Genn

Cherry, slight hints of cassis with nice acidity. Drinking great right now.

Cherry, slight hints of cassis with nice acidity. Drinking great right now.

9.6