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1998 Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc
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2 Ratings
1998 Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc

Wine Description

Château Sociando-Mallet makes concentrated, deliciously balanced wines that equal many classified growths in quality. It has an excellent reputation among French wine lovers, who appreciate its undeniable finesse. Flavors are full-bodied and complex, with pronounced cassis and raspberry fruit; in the nose, notes of spicy, smoky, noble oak and vanilla mingle with the red fruit. It is much appreciated for its excellent aging quality and typically develops gracefully for 10-25 years after the vintag...

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Château Sociando-Mallet makes concentrated, deliciously balanced wines that equal many classified growths in quality. It has an excellent reputation among French wine lovers, who appreciate its undeniable finesse. Flavors are full-bodied and complex, with pronounced cassis and raspberry fruit; in the nose, notes of spicy, smoky, noble oak and vanilla mingle with the red fruit. It is much appreciated for its excellent aging quality and typically develops gracefully for 10-25 years after the vintag...

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    Really special well balanced Bordeaux from passman. No need to breathe. Open and drink.

    over 4 years
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  • Wine.com
    Chateau Sociando-Mallet makes concentrated, deliciously balanced wines that equal many classified growths in quality. It has an excellent reputation among French wine lovers, who appreciate its undeniable finesse. Flavors are full-bodied and complex, with pronounced cassis and raspberry fruit; in the nose, notes of spicy, smoky, noble oak and vanilla mingle with the red fruit. It is much appreciated for its excellent aging quality and typically develops gracefully for 10-25 years after the vintag...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Good medium ruby. Spicy aromas of blackberry and minerals. Juicy and penetrating, with lively flavors of black fruits, licorice and game. Less dense and silky than the '99 or '00, and perhaps more classic in its precision. Finishes with firm tannins, and subtle, lingering finishing flavors. Graves
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01
  • Robert Parker