Red

2003 Château Sociando-Mallet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 355

  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • asgerG wrote: 94 points

    September 28, 2019 - D1h. At a perfect place now. Totally in line with djhammond’s notes of 2-
    5-2019. Drink now - 2030

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drmarclevine wrote: 91 points

    September 14, 2019 - Decanted for two hours but opened up after only 30 minutes. Powerful aromas of cough drops and roasted green peppers. Fragrant dark cherries in the mouth with some residual heat. Still primary for the most part but secondary characteristics of smoke and leather starting to emerge. Will need more time to develop fully though very drinkable now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Easter Everywhere wrote:

    August 11, 2019 - bit of cork taint.

  • Nanda wrote: 91 points

    July 27, 2019 - Next to the '83 this was a youthful and dense buck. I love that the bell pepper notes don't get lost in the ripe, but not at all roasted, fruit. Fun now but this will be better in 10+ years as it matures and sheds some of the fruit richness.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Outsider Looking In: Sociando-Mallet 1982-2015 (March 2019), 3/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Gary Walsh
    8/31/2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    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 390 (3%)
  • In Cellars 7,414 (66%)
  • Consumed 3,361 (30%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Asada Negro, duck, lamb

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97% Like It  96 votes

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