Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 28313
  • red wine
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • ST91
  • 2000
  • ST93
  • RP92
  • WS91
  • 1989
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

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 vintage.

"Deep black-ruby. Intensely spicy, vibrant aromas of blackberry, cassis, coffee bean and bitter chocolate. Large-scaled and quite dense, but with terrific sappy sweetness in the mouth and noteworthy precision of flavor. More massive than the '99, and powerfully built for aging. Finishes very long and subtle, with fine, ripe tannins."
-International Wine Cellar

Learn About Chateau Sociando-Mallet Map ItMap It

Château Sociando-Mallet has been building its reputation since 1970, when Jean Gautreau raised standards to near Cru Classé quality. The quality of the wine continued to improve throughout the 1990s, when between 80 and 100 percent new oak became the norm.

Learn About Medoc

(MEH-dok) Mecca of Wine Medoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estephe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Medoc - the Bas Medoc (or lower-Medoc) and the Haut Medoc (or upper-Medoc) - so given the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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