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Date Printed: 3/29/2015
Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2009
Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2009
(search item no. 111749)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 3/29/2015: $68.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wines of Sociando-Mallet are characterized by a very deep and dark color, complex aromas of little red fruits and a well-integrated find oaky finish. The wine is full-bodied, straight and elegant, with a lot of freshness and depth. The wines are also, by tradition, long-keeping wines.
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About Chateau Sociando-Mallet:

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.