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    Château Sociando-Mallet

    About Château Sociando-Mallet

    Château Sociando-Mallet took its name from 2 former owners – Sossiondo, a nobleman from the Basque region who founded the estate in 1633, and a naval captain by the name of Achille Mallet who married Marie-Elisabeth Alaret, the owner of the estate at that time. Amidst the changes in ownership, Château Sociando-Mallet at one point shared the same owner as Château Pontoise Cabarrus.

     

    The estate ended a run of inconsistency when it was purchased by Bordeaux négociant Jean Gautreau in 1969, who did so while searching for an estate to buy on behalf of a client. Jean undertook the monumental task of breathing a new lease of life into the dilapidated estate, increasing the acreage from a paltry 5 hectares to the 83 hectares today and increasing the proportion of Merlot vines, which was previously dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. Jean excelled in making wines expressive of the excellent terroir that his estate in the Haut-Médoc has to offer and his clarets are well-structured and rich, with superb ageing potential.

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    7 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Sociando-Mallet 1996 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £934.54
    1996

    Sociando-Mallet 1996 (12x75cl)

    Decanter (93)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £934.54
    Sociando-Mallet 2006 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £600.94
    2006

    Sociando-Mallet 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (93)

    With a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has both structured and superbly rich fruit. The tannins are firm, but show a sweet, enticing edge to them, giving a full body and classic, fresh black currant acidity. An impressive wine, which definitely needs to age—five years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    6-8 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 14 93 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £600.94
    Sociando-Mallet 2016 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £585.34
    2016

    Sociando-Mallet 2016 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (93-94)

    Tight and chewy yet polished and beautiful. Medium to full body, a pretty core of fruit within the center palate and a flavorful finish. Better than 2015 and on the same level as the excellent 2014.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £585.34
    Sociando-Mallet 2017 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £489.34
    2017

    Sociando-Mallet 2017 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (91-92)

    This shows focus and brightness for a 2017 with firm and silky tannins and a vivid character. Fine and polished texture. Beautiful. Close to the 2015.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £489.34
    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £474.94
    2018

    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    There is fantastic purity of black fruit with blackberries and ripe raspberries. Floral and bright. Full-bodied, compact palate with super polished tannins. Really fantastic.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 50 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £474.94
    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £280.07
    2018

    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    There is fantastic purity of black fruit with blackberries and ripe raspberries. Floral and bright. Full-bodied, compact palate with super polished tannins. Really fantastic.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £280.07
    Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £266.27
    2019

    Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (95)

    Some savoury elements on the nose, olive and black tapenade. Excellent concentration on the palate, less fruit forward at this point than the Demoiselle second wine, but excellent tension and power – really taut, all in line, straight, driven. A lot going on aromatically – cinnamon, cigar box, cedar, smoke and dark chocolate – really super-complex, with tannins that are smooth but present and a minty finish. Layered and precise, you can feel the sculpting of the fruits and the well-handled oak and extraction. Excellent.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £266.27
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Sociando-Mallet 1996 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £752.00
    1996

    Sociando-Mallet 1996 (12x75cl)

    Decanter (93)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £752.00
    Sociando-Mallet 2006 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £474.00
    2006

    Sociando-Mallet 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (93)

    With a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has both structured and superbly rich fruit. The tannins are firm, but show a sweet, enticing edge to them, giving a full body and classic, fresh black currant acidity. An impressive wine, which definitely needs to age—five years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    6-8 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 14 93 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £474.00
    Sociando-Mallet 2016 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £461.00
    2016

    Sociando-Mallet 2016 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (93-94)

    Tight and chewy yet polished and beautiful. Medium to full body, a pretty core of fruit within the center palate and a flavorful finish. Better than 2015 and on the same level as the excellent 2014.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £461.00
    Sociando-Mallet 2017 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £381.00
    2017

    Sociando-Mallet 2017 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (91-92)

    This shows focus and brightness for a 2017 with firm and silky tannins and a vivid character. Fine and polished texture. Beautiful. Close to the 2015.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £381.00
    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £369.00
    2018

    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    There is fantastic purity of black fruit with blackberries and ripe raspberries. Floral and bright. Full-bodied, compact palate with super polished tannins. Really fantastic.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 50 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £369.00
    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £220.00
    2018

    Sociando-Mallet 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    There is fantastic purity of black fruit with blackberries and ripe raspberries. Floral and bright. Full-bodied, compact palate with super polished tannins. Really fantastic.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £220.00
    Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £208.50
    2019

    Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (95)

    Some savoury elements on the nose, olive and black tapenade. Excellent concentration on the palate, less fruit forward at this point than the Demoiselle second wine, but excellent tension and power – really taut, all in line, straight, driven. A lot going on aromatically – cinnamon, cigar box, cedar, smoke and dark chocolate – really super-complex, with tannins that are smooth but present and a minty finish. Layered and precise, you can feel the sculpting of the fruits and the well-handled oak and extraction. Excellent.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £208.50

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