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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc-Bordeaux Price Per 6 Units Case of 6 Btls 2003

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"Steven Tanzer 91: Good medium ruby-red color. More grilled on the nose than the 2004 or 2005: superripe black fruits and bitter chocolate. Then liqueur-like verging on confectionery in the mouth, but with surprisingly healthy acids giving shape to the dominant black fruit flavors. At once velvety and quite powerful, with the fine-grained tannins currently conveying a rather soft impression. This is deceptively drinkable right now but should evolve positively in bottle for the next 10 or 15 years. This has more power but the 2005 offers more finesse, notes Gautreau. (05/06) Robert Parker 94: 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."" (04/06) Wine Spectator 92: 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. 24,750 cases made. (JS) Decanter 4 Stars: Dark colour. Cassis-mineral notes. Ripe fruit with balance, length and freshness. Structure for ageing. Shows class. Drink 2010-20. (11/05) Farr Vintners 16+: This is a serious and consistent Northern Médoc property whose wines have been of top Classed Growth quality for many years. Made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in all-new oak, the wines here are always dense and impressive. Black and inky. A monster wine and perhaps the best Sociando Mallet ever. This wine is sometimes too tough for its own good but in 2003 (like in 1996 and 1990) the Cabernet has reached optimum ripeness and there is an extra dimension of richness as well as power and density. Big stuff. Recommended. """

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Snooth User: kuoshen
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5.00 5
01/27/2009

An excellent wine. Gorgeous bouquet of wild flowers and some graphite. Very dark and dense in color. On the palate, very refined – ripe dark berries, full bodied, complex and heavy weight with a 30-second long finish. Needed some time for the nose to open up (an hour).


Snooth User: Sovereign24
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5.00 5
10/15/2007

This one deserves a 5, if only for the price value.... great wine for cheap money, an absolute bargain!!!!


Snooth User: SpringsHempel
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4.50 5
11/05/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc-Bordeaux Price Per 6 Units Case of 6 Btls

External Review
06/20/2014

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.


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06/20/2014

Reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1975 this is an incredibly powerful amazingly rich offering possessing extraordinary freshness and precision an inky blue/purple color to the rim and a stunning nose of crushed rocks creme de cassis acacia flowers and graphite. This full-bodied powerful effort is crammed with concentration has elevated tannins but low acidity and I am sure a relatively high pH. Rich profoundly concentrated and serious this is the kind of stuff t


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06/29/2009

Beautiful and intense aromas of blackberry, lightly grilled meat and currant. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Blockbuster. Best after 2012Haut Medoc


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03/16/2010

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12/08/2011

Reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1975, this is an incredibly powerful, amazingly rich offering possessing extraordinary freshness and precision, an inky blue/purple color to the rim, and a stunning nose of crushed rocks, creme de c... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Sociando-Mallet 750ml



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"Steven Tanzer 91: Good medium ruby-red color. More grilled on the nose than the 2004 or 2005: superripe black fruits and bitter chocolate. Then liqueur-like verging on confectionery in the mouth, but with surprisingly healthy acids giving shape to the dominant black fruit flavors. At once velvety and quite powerful, with the fine-grained tannins currently conveying a rather soft impression. This is deceptively drinkable right now but should evolve positively in bottle for the next 10 or 15 years. This has more power but the 2005 offers more finesse, notes Gautreau. (05/06) Robert Parker 94: 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."" (04/06) Wine Spectator 92: 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. 24,750 cases made. (JS) Decanter 4 Stars: Dark colour. Cassis-mineral notes. Ripe fruit with balance, length and freshness. Structure for ageing. Shows class. Drink 2010-20. (11/05) Farr Vintners 16+: This is a serious and consistent Northern Médoc property whose wines have been of top Classed Growth quality for many years. Made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in all-new oak, the wines here are always dense and impressive. Black and inky. A monster wine and perhaps the best Sociando Mallet ever. This wine is sometimes too tough for its own good but in 2003 (like in 1996 and 1990) the Cabernet has reached optimum ripeness and there is an extra dimension of richness as well as power and density. Big stuff. Recommended. """

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