Wonderfully sweet, ripe tannins seem to be a rule of thumb from this great terroir just to the north of St.-Estephe’s Château Montrose. A beautiful deep ruby/purple colour, decent acidity, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning fruit put this wine right in the midst of the best classified crus from the Médoc, yet it has never been classified. This wine will still age beautifully for 10-15+ years.
Wine Rating: RP 90
Country of Origin: France
Volume: 6 x 750ml
About The Winery
Château Sociando-Mallet is an outperforming Cru Bourgeois property located in the commune of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne in the Haut-Medoc. Quality was inconsistent until the property was purchased by Jean Gautreau in 1969. It then consisted of only 7 hectares and in the last 30 years, Jean Gautreau has expanded the vineyards to 57 hectares.
The vineyards, which lie close to the Gironde Estuary, are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (25%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The grapes are handpicked and then fermented in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks. The wines are matured in oak barrels (70-90% new) for 12-15 months.