Chateau Sociando Mallet
chateau sociando-mallet haut-medoc 2019 750ml
The richness of these 2019 wines was already impressive. The Cabernets were showing silky tannins and the Merlots were generously aromatic and well-balanced whilst maintaining this remarkable richness. All the ingredients were indeed there to produce a vintage worthy of an 18/19 tandem!
Blend: 55% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
JS94, James Suckling
"A juicy, flavorful red with blackberry and blueberry character. Some dark chocolate and walnuts, too. It’s full-bodied and layered with hazelnut and spice undertones. Velvety and poised."
"The last vintage under Jean Gautreau, and it's a great one to remember him by. Serious, with shoulders and muscles, reflecting the excellent gravel and clay soils at this spot of the Médoc in St Seurin de Cadoune. This is a long-term wine with blackcurrant and blackberry and well-formed tannins."
RP93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Notes of minty cassis, cigar wrapper and loamy soil, deftly framed by toasty new oak, introduce the 2019 Sociando-Mallet, a medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated wine that’s incipiently complex and elegantly muscular in profile. The style of the vintage has lent this more youthful polish than is sometimes the case, and it will offer a broad drinking window. Best after 2026."