2005 Chateau Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc (750ml)

2005 Chateau Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc (750ml)

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By Neal Martin
Outsider Looking In: Sociando-Mallet 1982-2015 (March 2019), 3/1/2019, (See more on Vinous...)94 points
(Sociando Mallet Sociando-mallet Red) The 2005 Sociando-Mallet is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc picked between September 19 and October 6. It has a very well defined bouquet of red currant, cranberry and wild strawberry fruit; pressed white flowers emerge later, along with a hint of truffle. The medium-bodied palate shows wonderful definition, good cohesion and a touch of spice and black pepper. The tannins are very fine and focused, and the finish fans out wonderfully. I remember being impressed with this out of barrel, and 13 years later it is seriously fulfilling its potential. Tasted at the vertical tasting at Sociando-Mallet. (Drink between 2020-2035)