Red

2003 Château Sociando-Mallet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 359

  • Julian Marshall Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 3, 2019 - I still prefer the 2001, but this has improved considerably since the last bottle, gaining in dusty freshness which acts as a counterpoint now for the spicy fruit. The finish is still very slightly astringent but this is a really classy number which will improve further in a couple more years. Powerful and suave.

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  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 17, 2019 - Multiple bottles from multiple sources. This was a good one. Nice course of ripe dark fruit mixed with a fine leafy hearbal element. Tannins a bit coarse, but otherwise this is outstanding. Doesn’t show any over ripeness or other notes of heat stress. Drinking very well.
    (Consistent note from last year. I always write my notes before checking old notes.)

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bubnos Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 15, 2019 - Tasting dinner, so brief note. Uber classic Bordeaux, very well done despite the hot vintage, lots of secondary and tertiary notes, should be excellent with food. Strong buy at the price.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ifishtoo Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 11, 2019 - just hitting it's stride. Excellent QPR.

  • Brussels 1049 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 29, 2019 - An impressive wine; the heat of 2003 was more than many could cope with, but this is an exemplar of adaptation to the conditions. Very dark colour still, classic Bordeaux nose of graphite, leather, plum and cedar. Wonderful balance now on the palate; rich fruit, touch of sweetness but the firm backbone characteristic of this Chateau is there. Finish is not quite as convincing as I would have hoped for, but overall a very satisfying bottle.
    Needs strongly flavoured food at this stage and there is scope for further development: it drinks well now after a short aeration, but should hold well for another 5-7 years.

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    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Sociando-Mallet
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Haut-Médoc
  • UPC Codes 000000131094, 3284398001963, 3284399002242, 3428430301103, 3428430401100, 3428430501107, 3700188025563, 400005943829

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 387 (3%)
  • In Cellars 7,424 (66%)
  • Consumed 3,407 (30%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Asada Negro, duck, lamb

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  100 votes

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