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Château Sociando-Mallet

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2018 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 93

Tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper, fresh herbs and black currant create the core of the wine. Full-bodied, powerful, tannic and juicy, the fruit and tannins are ripe, there is a roundness to the texture coupled with density and flesh to the fruit that really shines this year. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Piquant red fruits with a firm wall of tannins greet you in the mouth. This OG, classic wine is going to need cellaring before it's able to be enjoyed.

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2016 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 93

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.

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2015 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Firm, taught, bright and crisp, the crunchy cranberry and cassis show a tartness that is going to please those that also appreciate the herbal character found in this wine. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Firm, bright, crisp and fresh, with blackberry, tobacco, smoke and spicy cassis in its character, the wine is full bodied, tannic and should age well. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Spice, leaf, herb and red fruit in character, this is a light, user-friendly style of Sociando Mallet that will drink well early. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Dark in color, with good concentration of flavor, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc produced an herb tinged, peppery, earthy, leafy, herb and cassis filled, classically styled wine that will need time to soft and come together.

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2010 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Tannic, tough and tight, this powerful, classically styled, cassis and herb dominated, tannic, austere, Bordeaux will require a long time to develop and become civilized.

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2009 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

One of the more backward, tannic, hard wines of the vintage, the crisp fruits and earthey, peppery, structured personality do not lead to much pleasure today. Let this sleep for 5-10 years and the experience should be better.

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2007 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 84

Austere and green with a strong cedar and herbal note, paired with a lean, strict character to the red fruits and tannins in the finish that creates a wine, others will enjoy much more than I did.

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2006 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Medium bodied, with a rustic, stern, masculine leaning to the tannins, the wine is still young. Showing tobacco, cedar chest and blackberry notes on the nose, with a crisp, chewy, blackberry, earth, pepper and cassis thread in the finish, give this at least 5 more years, or longer to come around.

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2005 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Big and powerful, but lacking refinement, there is a lot of tannin to overcome before this becomes much fun to drink. Cassis, blackberry, earth, tobacco and herbs are in abundance, but there is a touch of green and the tannins display some rusticity as well. The wine was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

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2004 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Crisp red, sweet and tart fruits, firm tannins and an austere personality with a cassis and cranberry finish that reminds me of what some tasters would call classic.

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2003 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 88

The drying tannins, jammy berries and herbal notes are not the best combination for a wine. Fans of this estate will probably enjoy this wine much more than I did.

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Already approachable, this slightly rustic, big, old styled Bordeaux lacks elegance and has a bitter note in the finish I find off putting. Others that are fond of this style will probably enjoy it.

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2001 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 90

This concentrated, full bodied, classically styled, tannic wine serves up a big helping of blackberry, cassis, fresh herbs, tobacco, leaf and earth, along with the structure to age and develop for years. This is one of the few Left Bank wines from this vintage that can use more bottle age.

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2000 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 88

I know many people that enjoy this throwback to how Bordeaux wines used to be made. The nose displayed too much vegatal and herbal notes for my taste. On the palate, the wine feels hard and austere. The tannic finish has some green mixed in with the red and black fruits along with cranberry. If you like this style of wine, give it another decade in the bottle.

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Pepper, black cherry and BBQ spice notes were in the perfume. Concentrated with fruit, there were some green flavors and drying tannins in the finish.

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1996 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Classic, old school styled wine, with firm, strict tannins and a strong, cedar, tobacco, leaf, green pepper and cassis nose. Full bodied, but with an austere, stiff leaning, you can either drink this now, or age it further, for more secondary character.

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1995 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Firm, crisp, crunchy, red fruit, strict tannins and a strong note of cedar, herbs green pepper, tobacco leaf, cranberry and red plums are on the nose and palate. This is very old-school in nature, so some will like this more than I did.

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1990 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Full bodied, with a rustic edge to the tannins, the aromatics pop with their earthy, cedar wood, leaf, herb, olive tapenade, cassis and tobacco profile. Drink this classic styled claret now, or age it another 5-10 more years.

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1982 Château Sociando-Mallet  (Haut-Médoc) 88

There is a serious streak of green flavors in this wine. It's concentrated and full bodied, but the tough tannins and herbaceous quality were in full force. Fans of very traditional Bordeaux will probably enjoy this a lot more than I did.

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