2003 Château Sociando-Mallet, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 164: 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. 94 points.

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2020
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2003 Château Sociando-Mallet, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc