2010 Chateau Sociando-Mallet (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Haut-Medoc
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Vinous Media: 85-89?
Red Wine


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"The classic 2010 displays everything one expects from this over-achieving Haut-Medoc. A dense purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black currants, graphite and crushed rocks, a layered, full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning concentration and sweet, more polished and refined tannins than are normally found in barrel samples of Sociando Mallet. This cuvee should last for 20-30 years." (WA)

"(50% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot, and 5% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Fresh aromas of raspberry, cassis, cedar and flowers. Enters bright and clean, but the deep red fruit and oaky flavors turn mountingly tannic. I'm normally a big fan of Sociando-Mallet, and there's good density and depth to the fruit aromas and flavors in 2010, but this vintage seems a little too marked by astringent, green tannins. Perhaps I'll be proven wrong in time." (IWC)