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2008 Château Sociando-Mallet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
Drink between 2016 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • WojteG Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 8, 2023 - 10 months ago I had a 2001 vintage - 92 points. Let's see if this younger one is also a better one. 2 hours in the decanter
    ⏰🕙🕐
    The story of this Chateau could be great for a movie.
    Very shortly - it was established in 1633! In 1969 Chateau in very poor condition was bought by negociant Jean Gautreau. Now - many critics agree that it belongs to the 5th Growth Class category. People like it or hate it because Chateau doesn't green harvest or de leaf in the summer like most estates.
    It is rustic, full of herbs.
    Let's see
    It's soft, it's balanced, it's polished. Silky texture. Perfect ripe, grippy tannins and vivid acidity. Herbs? Yes they are here, but also red cherries, blackberries, minerals, tobacco ( really nice and visual) and spice. Long, long finish with spice.
    Nice smell of ripe red cherry, forest, cedar.
    I don't know if it's good or bad, but me and my wife emptied this bottle in about an hour. 😱😃
    ST - 91
    Vinous - 91
    RP - 90
    Jeff Leve - 89
    WS - 88

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • GAET Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 29, 2023 - C'est bon, plutôt sur la longueur que la largeur. Mais pas transcendant.

  • platpeeps Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 28, 2023 - A delicious combination of cassis, pencils and tobacco supported by ripe tannins and spice, and rounding off with a generous lick of black chocolate. Just a fraction short on the finish, it’s savoury, refined, elegant and perfectly poised, in fact everything you could ever ask for in a glass of good claret. CHP 92 pts

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Oliverl1 Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 15, 2023 - Decanted for 12 hours, and like most vintages from Sociando Mallet, it needed it! Good complexity, very concentrated but still rather tannic and on the young side. Can be had now provided you give it a 10+ hour decant. Try again in 5 years. 2008 was not a great vintage in the Médoc, by SM got it right!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CarpeDiem! Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 8, 2023 - Interesting comparison with a Bordeaux blend from South Africa (Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2008). Sociando rowing at same speed, with typical violet, roast and liquorice present in the early development phase of a SM. Overll well structured, but don't expect much more to happen over the next 5-10 year. Suggest to drink your 2008s while waiting for the promising 2005 or 2009.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Vinous

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

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/1/2018 (link)

    (Ch Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2012, Issue #38 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/19/2012 (link)

    (Ch Sociando Mallet Haut-Médoc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/24/2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/24/2009 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

    (Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    5/9/2009 (link)

    (Ch Sociando Mallet Haut-Médoc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

    (Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 000004400134, 3284398001963, 3284399002242, 3342590018957, 3364420078160, 3428430801108

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,575 (63%)
  • Consumed 894 (36%)

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