2005 Sociando-Mallet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • NM 93
  • IWC 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
93+ It’s hard not to admire the brilliant Jean Gautreau, who has run this great terroir and estate (just to the north of St-Estèphe’s Château Montrose) with meticulous perfection for decades. The 2005 is a blend of 55%... 93+ It’s hard not to admire the brilliant Jean Gautreau, who has run this great terroir and estate (just to the north of St-Estèphe’s Château Montrose) with meticulous perfection for decades. The 2005 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Offering beautifully sweet crème de cassis and blueberries, this is concentrated essence of blue and black fruits, with some underlying minerality, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning texture, length and purity. This is superb Sociando Mallet, with surprisingly sweet tannin, which is even more remarkable in this vintage of high and occasionally hard tannins. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2009
Tasted single blind at Southwold. This has a very fresh, vibrant nose with good definition: blackberry, tar, scorched earth and a touch of leather. Has a certain lightness of touch on the bouquet. The palate is... Tasted single blind at Southwold. This has a very fresh, vibrant nose with good definition: blackberry, tar, scorched earth and a touch of leather. Has a certain lightness of touch on the bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with fine earthy tannins, backward, nice focus, a slight bitterness and greenness but it only adds freshness and poise. Backward and surly on the finish but good breeding. Superb. Drink 2012-2030.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good full medium red-ruby. Complex nose offers black raspberry licorice minerals and a whiff of leather. Brooding ripe and deep with terrific volume for Sociando. The black raspberry licorice and dark chocolate flavors... Good full medium red-ruby. Complex nose offers black raspberry licorice minerals and a whiff of leather. Brooding ripe and deep with terrific volume for Sociando. The black raspberry licorice and dark chocolate flavors are full and rich but remain this side of exotic. In fact this boasts superb balance even if it's youthfully backward today. Expands impressively on the back half finishing with big broad tannins and an impression of real power. Cellarmaster Faure notes that he's enjoying the '98 and '99 today but that the 2000 and 2001 are currently quite closed. This 2005 is likely to require at least seven or eight years of patience.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Haut Medoc
Vintage 2005