90 Ratings
Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) (WA90) Performing far better from bottle than it did from cask, the full-bodied 2008 offers abundant notes of plums, blueberries and black raspberries interwoven with hints of white flowers, damp earth and background oak. This impressively endowed, muscular effort will benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades.

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    Chateau Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 2008: Bright fruit here, fresh and with a little crunch too, with lots of pure Cabernet character. Good substance. Crisp, stylish, with lots of spicy extract. Substantial, moderately textured, with a fine acid core. There is a lot of good potential here. From my 2008 Bordeaux primeur assessment. 16.5-17.5+/20 (April 2009)

    over 5 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014