2016 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2016 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 92

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, crisp and clean, the red fruits shine on the nose and palate, leaving you with sensations of fresh red currants, strawberry, leafy herbs, espresso and tobacco leaf. Lay this down for at least another decade and it should be even better. 92 Points

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Deep in color with dark red fruits, earth and tobacco and an herb and olive note, this wine has good weight and density. The tannins are round and polished and the finish is packed with dense, dusky fruits. 93 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Sociando Mallet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Sociando Mallet needs time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-3 hours. This helps the wine soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Sociando Mallet is usually better with at least 8-10 years or more of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character.

Chateau Sociando Mallet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-25 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Sociando Mallet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Sociando Mallet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau Sociando Mallet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Sociando Mallet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

Chateau Sociando Mallet is one of the most popular Cru Bourgeois Classified Bordeaux wines. Until recently, Sociando Mallet had a reputation for selling their wine at low prices.

Due to high demand, that is no longer the case. The wine of Sociando Mallet has a distinctive rustic, brawny, classic and sometimes herbaceous style that appeals to some tasters more than others.