Country / Region: Bordeaux
Name: AOP Haut-Médoc
Grape variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Estate rated 1 star in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2022 (RVF) Estate rated 3 stars in the 2022 Bettane et Desseauve Guide RVF 2020 : 93/100 Robert Parker : 92-94/100
Wine:Intensely flavorful, the 2016 Château Sociando-Mallet has subtle aromas of black fruits, sweet spices and cedar that develop in a rich and deep palate of nice vigor and strength, framed by well-structured tannins. A seductive and elegant wine built for long years of aging. We just love this impeccably classic bottle!
Vinification:Hand harvested, aged in barrels for 12 months.
Color:Deep garnet red.
Nose:Aromas of black fruits mixed with notes of sweet spices and cedar.
Palate:This wine is rich and deep, with well-structured tannins and a very long finish. A racy wine that promises to keep for a long time.
Temperature:Serve between 16 and 18°C.
Food and wine pairing:Red meat, coq au vin, prime rib.
Cellar aging:From now until 2030
Considered by most to be on the same level as a Cru Classé, Château Sociando-Mallet is truly one of a kind. If this haut-Médoc is regularly on par with the greatest Bordeaux Wines, it is because its balance, maturity, straightness and purity of aromas are simply exceptional. A wine that has become one of the region’s most sought after bottles, whose inimitable touch and identity make it a favorite of Bordeaux amateurs around the globe!
2016 was a great year for all of Bordeaux, but Château Sociando-Mallet truly outperformed all its peers on this incredible vintage. Full, generous and perfectly conditioned for aging, the wine is easily identified as one of the best of the vintage. Do not miss out on this perfect gem from an incredible terroir !