This Cru Bourgeois is known for its delicate, harmonious and well balanced wine with soft tannins. The 2007 is showing very well at present.
“Bright red-ruby. Reticent nose hints at currant, licorice, mint and fresh herbs. Supple, sweet and spicy, with moderate ripeness and complexity. Not bad but could use more flesh and depth. Finishes with firm, slightly dry tannins. The percentage of new oak will probably be 95% rather than the usual 100%, said Faure, as the use of some used barrels toward the end of elevage will probably bring more freshness.” – 85/88pts Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008
Château Sociando Mallet is a Cru Bourgeois located in the Haut-Médoc. The property dates back to the 17th century when it was owned by an aristocrat named Sociando. Two centuries later Marie-Elisabeth Alaret, who owned the estate at the time, married Achille Mallet. After successive ownership, Jean Gautreau acquired the property in 1969 and invested in the vineyard and improved the choice of grape varieties, matching the appropriate ones to each vineyard plot. He also renovated the estate’s buildings and built a barrel cellar. Today his daughter Sylvie in in charge of the domaine. View our selection.
The vineyard spreads over 83 hectares and is planted with 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 54% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc. The vines are 35 years old om average. The wines are aged between 15 and 18 months in oak barrel.
Château Sociando-Mallet (grand vin), Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet (second wine) and Jean Gautreau