Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2014
JS95: "Already on the nose there’s another level of complexity and sophistication to the other wines from this appellation. Although it starts quite discreetly on the palate, it expands as fast as the universe did just after the Big Bang until the multidimensional finish almost overwhelms you! Best in years. Better in 2020."
The modern era of Chateau Sociando Mallet began in 1969. The large vineyard is in the far north of the Haut Medoc appellation and has unobstructed view of the Gironde. This Bordeaux blend is full-bodied, bold, and savory. It gives notes of blackberry, tobacco, and smoke. This wine is an overachiever from the Haut-Médoc. Complex and sophisticated.