Chateau Sociando-Mallet 2003

WINERY:  Chateau sociando Mallet
COUNTRY: France
REGION: Bordeaux
BODY: Full
VARIETAL: Cabernet sauvignon & blends
RATING:

RP

93

WS

92

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Appellation: Haut-Medoc

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Important Note: This wine comes our private collector's cellar kept in professional storage. The label is slightly stained.

"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." - RP

"Beautiful and intense aromas of blackberry, lightly grilled meat and currant. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Blockbuster. Best after 2012." - Wine Spectator, 92 points


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