Colour: Opaque purple turning a dense purple to the rim
Aroma: Dominated by blueberry notes and aromatic, dense fruit. Flavors of macerated fruits in liqueur, smoky scent of exotic wood combined with an intense graphite note.
Palate: On the palate it is direct and precise, intense first impression, which assumes a velvet structure with concentrated but racy tannins. The finish has an excellent length and the interplay is very harmonious. This full-throttle, balls-to-the-wall style of wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades or more. A first class Sociando-Mallet with aging potential.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot & Cabernet Franc
Awards: 89pts – James Suckling; 89pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Chateau Sociando-Mallet
Located in the appellation of Haut-Medoc overlooking the Gironde Estuary, Chateau Sociando-Mallet was first owned by an aristocrat, Sieur Sociando.
When the property passed to the Mallet family in the 19th century, they added their name. Today, owner Jean Gautreau has passionately worked for 40 years to renew the estate, now covering 85 hectares of beautiful gravel terroir. Planted with 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the vines of Sociando-Mallet have an average age of 30 plus years.