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Château Sociando Mallet 2016

Black fruitFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring

14%

2.25L

Intensity

Although declassified, this Médoc comes from one of the finest terroirs in Bordeaux and should not be missed! More info

Quantity : 3 bottlesObservation : 3 NormalLevel : 3 NormalOrigin : private individualRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : Haut MédocOwner : Jean Gautreau
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Château Sociando Mallet 2016

The wine

The wines have a remarkably dark colour, and present powerful aromas of raspberries and toast. Concentrated and full-bodied in their youth, they become magnificently rich and supple with age, with a capacity to keep for a good twenty years. A duck casserole or kidneys flambéed with cognac would be a marriage made in heaven...

About the Producer Château Sociando-Mallet

Château Sociando-Mallet takes its name from the 17th century owner, Monsieur Sociando, with Madame Mallet adding her name when she purchased the property in the 19th century. The château subsequently changed hands several times, before it had the good fortune to be bought by Jean Gautreau in 1969. Since then, with every vintage, Château Sociando-Mallet has provided proof that it deserves a place among the best of the appellation's properties, although it has currently been left on the sidelines of the classification systems: having for a long time been ranked among the elite of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, in 2003 the owner refused to participate in the revision of the classification, believing – perhaps rightly – that the wine deserved to be ranked instead as a Cru Classé. An exceptional Graves terroir – as the name of the lieu-dit of origin, Terres Nobles, indicates – stringent harvesting and sorting by hand, long aging in new oak barrels; all lead to expectations of a great wine… and this is confirmed on tasting.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 3 bottles

Level : 3 NormalObservation : 3 Normal

Origin : private individual

Type of cellar : specialised storage

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 14 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Haut Médoc

Owner : Jean Gautreau

Vintage : 2016

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink until 2026

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : sustainable farming More information....

Size (in ha) : 58 hectares

Volume : 350000 bottles

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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Château Sociando Mallet 2016

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Château Sociando Mallet 2016
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