Château Sociando Mallet Haut-Médoc 1996, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Sociando Mallet
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 48% Cabernet Sauvignon 47% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc blend from Bordeaux, France. 13.0% ABV.
"This is one of the most must-try wines in this lineup because it absolutely stands up next to these Pauillac classified properties, and delivers on so much that is enjoyable about the 1996 vintage. Crème de cassis, chocolate and rich black fruits with finely-bonded open tannins. At its plateau, with tertiary notes of undergrowth and tobacco leaf, but this has another decade ahead of it easily, and is a signature Médoc Cabernet." 93/100 points from Jane Anson at Decanter Magazine
Producer Profile Château Sociando Mallet
Since Jean Gautreau purchased the estate in 1969, it outperforms most Cru Bourgeois. Château Sociando Mallet has expanded to a 57ha estate from its 7ha under the 30 years ownership of Gautreau who is aware of his superb terroir and trying to make exceptional Clarets for long keeping; and succeeded!