2012 Chateau Sociando-Mallet | Friarwood Fine Wines

2012 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Mellow and Flamboyant
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Haut Medoc
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet is located in the commune of Saint-Sevrin-de-Cadourne, in the north of Pauillac. Its 85 hectares of vineyard are very well situated with an amazing view on the Gironde estuary. The estate dates back to 1633 when it belonged to the Sossiando family, of Basque origin. In 1969, after the succession of several owners, including a naval captain by the name of Mallet who added his name to the estate, Jean Gautreau took over the estate which had become extremely neglected, despite its excellent location, and included less than 7 hectares of vines. Through new plantings and purchases, and extensive investment in the winemaking facilities, Jean Gautreau expanded the vineyard-area to 85 hectares, and cemented the reputation of Sociando-Mallet as a superb estate capable of challenging classified growths in terms of consistency and quality.

Deep and dark, with lovely, concentrated flavour. Herb-tinged and peppery, with cassis on the palate and a long, earthy finish. This is a classic; and as such will reward ageing.

Great with roasted meats and vegetables, creamy dishes.

Likely best from 2020; although it will reward the impatient if given time in the decanter.

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