Red

2003 Château Sociando-Mallet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 337

  • Thomas123 wrote: 89 points

    April 21, 2019 - Very dark. Fresh, in itself but especially considering the vintage. Long aftertaste. The Merlot is very present. Right bank character, too much for my taste but will sit super well with merlot enthusiasts.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • gaveaux Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 14, 2019 - 50/50 cab sav and merlot. Has a nice nose but, reasonably mild tannins but bit of a weak finish

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • startinoz wrote: 93 points

    April 13, 2019 - Take one of the most traditionally made Medoc wines from superb terroir generally regarded as being able to produce wines of the equal of many Classified Growths in the coolest part, most northerly part, namely 'Médoc', in a warm year and what do you get? One of the wines of the vintage. The best Sociando Mallet at the moment. Cool palate, yet full bodied and plush textured with flavours of dark berries, pencil lead, cedar oak. No heat whatsoever. No jamminess at all. Tasted blind, you'd never pick this as a 2003. Magnificent. 5-10 years in the tank at least. Wow!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • PMJak11 wrote: 91 points

    April 6, 2019 - 45+ minute decant, but needs more like 2 hours for some of the harshness to dissipate. Mild nose with more fruit than the terroir I was expecting. Wine lacks depth and character. That being said it goes down like velvet and has a medium plus finish. The early harshness is a turn off and I think my expectations were too high. Not bad, but probably won’t try again.

  • skifree wrote: 91 points

    March 14, 2019 - Punched way above its weight, and it is in a very good place right now. Good fruit, noticeable herb or green veggie, balanced finish, built to match with food.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/1/2010 (link)

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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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    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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

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  • 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, 3428430401100, 3428430501107, 3700188025563, 400005943829

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 392 (4%)
  • In Cellars 7,488 (68%)
  • Consumed 3,205 (29%)

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