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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Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Demoiselle de Sociando Mallet 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £162.47
2015

Demoiselle de Sociando Mallet 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 7 - Inc. VAT: £162.47
Sociando-Mallet 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £839.74
2005

Sociando-Mallet 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93+)

It’s hard not to admire the brilliant Jean Gautreau, who has run this great terroir and estate (just to the north of St-Estèphe’s Château Montrose) with meticulous perfection for decades. The 2005 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Offering beautifully sweet crème de cassis and blueberries, this is concentrated essence of blue and black fruits, with some underlying minerality, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning texture, length and purity. This is superb Sociando Mallet, with surprisingly sweet tannin, which is even more remarkable in this vintage of high and occasionally hard tannins. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £839.74
Sociando-Mallet 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £561.34
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.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 14 93 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £561.34
Sociando-Mallet 2011 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £443.74
2011

Sociando-Mallet 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

Whether it is due to the vintage or to Gautreau, the ferocity of the tannins in many 2011 Medocs seems relatively tame, but there is no lacking concentration in this wine, which is clearly of classified growth quality. It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of creme de cassis, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Medium-bodied and super-rich, it is a real revelation in a vintage such as 2011. Given its precociousness and silky tannins, it can be drunk in 2-3 years, or cellared for two decades.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £443.74
Sociando-Mallet 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £440.14
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.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 20 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £440.14
Sociando-Mallet 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £231.47
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.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £231.47
Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £202.67
2019

Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £202.67
Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

£285 - £337

2020

Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Linear, refined tannins. Subtle now.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£285 - £337

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £202.67
2020

Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Linear, refined tannins. Subtle now.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £202.67
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Demoiselle de Sociando Mallet 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £122.00
2015

Demoiselle de Sociando Mallet 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 7 - In Bond: £122.00
Sociando-Mallet 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £673.00
2005

Sociando-Mallet 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93+)

It’s hard not to admire the brilliant Jean Gautreau, who has run this great terroir and estate (just to the north of St-Estèphe’s Château Montrose) with meticulous perfection for decades. The 2005 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Offering beautifully sweet crème de cassis and blueberries, this is concentrated essence of blue and black fruits, with some underlying minerality, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning texture, length and purity. This is superb Sociando Mallet, with surprisingly sweet tannin, which is even more remarkable in this vintage of high and occasionally hard tannins. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £673.00
Sociando-Mallet 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £441.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 14 93 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £441.00
Sociando-Mallet 2011 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £343.00
2011

Sociando-Mallet 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

Whether it is due to the vintage or to Gautreau, the ferocity of the tannins in many 2011 Medocs seems relatively tame, but there is no lacking concentration in this wine, which is clearly of classified growth quality. It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of creme de cassis, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Medium-bodied and super-rich, it is a real revelation in a vintage such as 2011. Given its precociousness and silky tannins, it can be drunk in 2-3 years, or cellared for two decades.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £343.00
Sociando-Mallet 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £340.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 20 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £340.00
Sociando-Mallet 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £179.50
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.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £179.50
Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £155.50
2019

Sociando-Mallet 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £155.50
Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

£285 - £337

2020

Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Linear, refined tannins. Subtle now.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£285 - £337

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £155.50
2020

Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Linear, refined tannins. Subtle now.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £155.50

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