Purpur mit satter Mitte und violettem Rand. Delikate, blaubeerige Nase mit Brombeere und Kirschsaft, dahinter würzige Cassisdrops. Am saftigen und extraktreichen Gaumen mit viel blauen Schattierungen wie Heidelund Brombeeren, im Rückaroma betörend und sehr reichhaltig, endet im langen Finale auf Brombeergelee. Hat noch deutliches Potenzial nach oben.
Wine Advocate Reviewed by Neal Martin
The 2016 Sociando-Mallet has a refulgent purple/black color. It has a very intense and rich, you might say "ambitious" bouquet with layers of small black cherries, blueberry and a touch of sloes, less tertiary than previous vintages and certainly more opulent. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin that almost disguise the firm structure underneath. I admire the completeness of this Sociando-Mallet, the neatly embroidered new oak and the freshness on the finish. The 2015 Sociando-Mallet did not fire on all cylinders last year, but this 2016 is totally convincing. It comes highly recommended as one of the best wines produced at this estate in the northern Médoc. This is an outstanding wine from Mon. Gartreau.
Weitere Informationen über das Weingut Chateau Sociando Mallet
Château Sociando-Mallet is in the commune of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, ten kilometres north of Pauillac, in the Haut-Médoc appellation. A document dating from March 1633 refers to land here belonging to an aristocrat of Basque origin named Sociondo. A member of his family was Bishop of Bayonne. Another document, from 1750 mentions vines belonging to Demoiselle Anne de Sossiondo. Due to various misspellings over the years, "Sossiondo" became "Sociando". The archives show that Guillaume de Brochon, a royalist solicitor who lived at Sociando, was arrested during the French Revolution in 1793.
His estate was impounded, sold at auction by the revolutionary government, and acquired by his father-in-law, Jean Lamothe. In 1831, Marie-Elisabeth Alaret, Lamothe's niece and owner of Sociando, married Achille Mallet, a naval officer. As it was the custom at the time to add one's name to an estate, the château was thereafter known as Sociando-Mallet. The Alaret family owned Sociando-Mallet until 1878, when it came into the hands of Léon Simon. Between then and the arrival of Jean Gautreau, the château belonged to: the wine merchant firm of Delor, Louis Roullet (Mayor of Saint-Seurin), and then Emile Tereygeol, who also owned Pontoise-Cabarrus at that time.