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1996 Château Sociando-Mallet

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59196-1996-750-3A

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    A classic Sociando-Mallet, this wine boasts a saturated purple color, as well as an intense nose of cassis liqueur, chocolate, and minerals. Dense and medium-bodied, with outstanding purity, and high tannin, this beautifully made wine is better than many classified growths.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Dark purple-ruby. Roasted nose combines blackberry, espresso and licorice. Large-scaled, mouthfilling and impressively deep; boasts terrific intensity and sweetness. Very long, ripely tannic finish. The estate has high hopes for its '98, but it hard to believe it will surpass this wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Dark-colored, with vanilla, spice and smoky fruit flavor. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a silky texture. A stylish wine, showing spicy character. Sociando did the business this year. 22,400 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Harvest date 23 Sep-8 Oct; yield 65.1 hl/ha; vineyard area 56.48 haDeep crimson - looks very healthy and nuanced. Heady and almost medicinal on the nose. Very fresh and lively. Most appetising and succulent. Not overdone - just what you want of young claret. This is the first vintage (since 1969 tasted to the present) that doesn't seem quite ready yet. Great balance in lively key.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Dnadoc00
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Had with Alain/Louise with a roast beef. Unfortunately roast was well done but still very tender. Wine was still good and would rate at 91.
    Drink Dates: 1998-2012
    Author: jmjl
  • Self | Rating:

    Not a proper bottle, very evolved and not very complex. NR.
    Author: BordeauxKassett
  • Self | Rating:

    Noticed oxidation while using Coravin over about 5 weeks.
    Author: Harmon David

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 592 bottles owned
  • 109 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 109 collectors)