Chateau Sociando-Mallet 2010, 6 bottle case
Sociando Mallet Chateau is a vast vineyard located in Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne in the Haut-Medoc , on the edge of Gironde and in the immediate vicinity of the Saint-Estèphe. The first owner of the premises was a Sieur Sociando in the first half of the 17th century. In 1850, the widow Mallet adds his name and since 1969, Jean Gautreau who owns the domain.
A very classic wine for patient connoisseurs, Sociando Mallet makes no compromises and continues to produce one of the finest wines among non-classified estates in Haut-Medoc. Dense purple to the rim, the opaque purple-colored 2010 offers up notes of graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a hint of cassis, some licorice and wet rocks. Deep, full-bodied and almost excruciatingly tannic, this full-throttle, balls-to-the-wall style of wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades or more. Score: 91+ Robert Parker