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2003 Château Sociando-Mallet

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 73 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59196-2003-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Beautiful and intense aromas of blackberry, lightly grilled meat and currant. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Blockbuster. 24,750 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 14

    Dark crimson. A burnt note on the nose. Gentle fruit on the palate leads to tartness. Awkward finish - can't see how this will improve. (Average group score: 15.1)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Ruby-red. Roasted black and red fruits on the rather exotic nose, with a smoky nuance. Fat, thick and sweet, with chewy black fruit flavors and dusty tannins that coat the incisors. A distinctly powerful Sociando at 13.1% alcohol, but not at all flat or heavy.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Sociando-Mallet is the poster child for what cru bourgeois estates can achieve. This is a wine that is consistently of classified-growth quality and also one of the longest lived wines made in the Medoc. An exceptional vintage for Sociando-Mallet, 2003 has produced a spectacularly concentrated, inky blue/purple-colored wine with an extraordinary nose of blackberries, raspberries, some white flowers, and a hint of lead pencil shavings. The wine is powerful, extremely full-bodied, quite tannic, and seriously endowed. This is stunning wine that is rich, layered, and in need of 5-6 years of bottle-age. It should keep for 30+ years. It is certainly a riveting effort for the vintage and, as I wrote last year, probably a modern-day version of a hypothetical blend of a 1970 and a 1982.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: JThomas31
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: ebgreenb
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Great bottle, little less stuffing than the last one, coming into peak. Great bordeaux QPR.
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Harsh tannins and burnt cherries were my impressions for the first ~2 hours. After that the wine really opened up, the tannins soften and we were left with soft berry fruits, very nice. But clearly needs plenty of time to breath.
    Author: Phil the Greek
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Inky garnet color. Strong graphite and oak on the nose. Opening is full bodied lush dark fruit, some spice, pepper and oak. Full mouth feel with long finish but not as tight as I suspected tannins/acid have diminished producing a hedonistic fruity, oaky gem. 55% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot 5% cabernet franc. Average age of vines 30 years.
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: SurgPA05
  • Self | Rating: 91

    with grilled rib-eye steak and roasted potatoes. Long finale. Tannins are still strong (year of the |canicule|). A very good wine, that can be cellared another 5 years easily.
    Author: pog

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1908 bottles owned
  • 249 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 249 collectors)