2005 Sociando-Mallet 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Haut Medoc/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 91-93   JR 17.5   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91-93

(55% cabernet sauvignon and 45% merlot): Good medium ruby. Enticing aromas of raspberry, dark chocolate and sweet oak. Rich, silky and full but not at all heavy; round, fresh and nicely balanced. Very well delineated flavors of black and red fruits offer impressive lift. Finishes with substantial but very fine tannins that reach the front teeth. A moderate 13.1% alcohol, vs. 13.3% for the 2003.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Harvest date 19 Sep-6 Oct; yield 59 hl/ha; vineyard area 68.77 haVery dark crimson - much bluer than the 2006 for example. Fresh yet intense. Lots of appetising notes here. Not at all heavy. Racy. Almost light and transparent! Very mineral. Very much of the terroir. Real succulence. Not heavy handed at all - still an undertow of cassis. Excellent balance.

Drink Dates: 2017-2035
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Spike
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 09/12/2008
Drink Dates: 2014-2020

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Rating: 91
Author: Rutiger
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/02/2012
Deep purple. Thick legs, some cellulite. Manure at first (seriously, not grass not earth, but dried earthy manure). Some dark fruit in the background. Thankfully dark fruit and earthy to the taste. no sign of manure. Fairly heavy but very well balanced. Score based on evolution with air, not love for manure.

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Average rating: 90, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

3688 bottles owned by 625 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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