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Château Sociando-Mallet 2015 - Haut-Médoc Château Sociando-Mallet 2015 - Haut-Médoc

Wine Spectator 90/100

Decanter 90/100

92 TB pts

 

Gorgeous full-bodied Haut-Médoc with a deep and dark colour.

 

Food pairing:  Meat and Asian dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

 

Serving temperature: 15-16°C 

 

Tasting notes:

 

The aromas, the concentration, the solid strength, the structure and the elegance in the mouth allow this Haut-Médoc to be one on the best vintages of its category. 

In the nose, floral notes (red roses) and black fruits dominate the aromas giving generosity and freshness. 

The tannins offer dynamism, both finesse and strength with an expressive finish. 

The blackberry and blueberry sensations are much appreciated and reflect what has been primary detected on the nose. 

This wine has a great aging potential > 30 years for great vintages.

 

Terroir:

 

Château Sociando-Mallet has always been a wine with great ageing potential. 

The large, 85 hectare Sociando-Mallet vineyard is planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. 

If the old adage is true, that all the best vineyards in Bordeaux have a prime view of the Gironde, Chateau Sociando-Mallet, with its unobstructed view of the water from both directions has a privileged terroir. 

The vineyards are situated north of the Saint Estephe appellation and in many ways share the same terroir you find in Pauillac and in St-Estephe.

Being that far north in the Left Bank means they have a cooler climate than even their neighbours, just south in St-Estephe, so they would naturally harvest later in most vintages and perform well in the hot dry years.

Although, cooler years would then, also make it difficult for the grapes to develop full ripeness.

Located in the far north of the Haut-Médoc appellation in the village of Saint Seurin de Cadourne, the terroir is gravel, with a subsoil of clay, sand and limestone soils.

The vineyard of Sociando-Mallet is planted to a vine density of 8,333 vines per hectare. 

On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age.

 

Vinification:

 

The wine of Sociando-Mallet is vinified in a series of temperature controlled, stainless steel vats and a small portion of traditional cement tanks. 

Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat.

Chateau Sociando-Mallet is aged in a combination of mostly 100% new, French oak barrels and the remainder is aged in tank. 

On average, 95% of the harvest is aged in mostly new, French oak barrels, while the remaining 5% of the harvest is aged in tank for about 12 months.

On average, the estate produces close to 35,000 cases per year of Sociando-Mallet. 

The estate also makes a second wine, previously sold under the name of Lartigue-de Brochon. 

Brochon was the name of a previous owner of the vineyard during the 1800’s. 

Today, the second wine is La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet.

 

History:

 

Sociando-Mallet takes its name from two previous owners. 

A nobleman from the Basque region, who was known as Sossiondo founded the estate in 1633.

In time, the name of the property was changed to match the phonetic sound to Sociando. 

The estate was confiscated and sold during the French Revolution. 

There was a time in the early 1800’s when the property was known as Sociando-Lamothe.

From there, the estate was owned by the Cabarrus family, who also owned Chateau Lagrange in St-Julien.

In about 1850, the land was sold to a captain in the navy who following the custom of the day, renamed the estate using his name of Mallet, and Chateau Sociando-Mallet was born.

 

Chateau Sociando-Mallet, The Modern Era:

Jean Gautreau was born in 1927 in Lesparre. 

He did not come from a wine background. 

He discovered Bordeaux when he went to work as a Negotiant in 1948. 

By 1957 he opened his own Negotiant firm. 

Next, Jean Gautreau came up with the idea to provide mobile bottling trucks to chateau.

The modern age of Chateau Sociando-Mallet began in 1969, when it was purchased by Jean Gautreau from the Tereygeol family.

When Jean Gautreau bought Sociando-Mallet in 1969, the property had fallen into poor condition.

The cellars, winemaking facilities, vineyards and even the chateau, which was uninhabitable all needed work. 

As far as the vineyard, much of the land had gone fallow, as they had not been tended for years.

In fact, when Sociando-Mallet was originally purchased by Jean Gautreau, less than 7 hectares were under vine. 

Today, the vineyard has almost 85 hectares, with much of that being cultivated with vines!

Jean Gautreau quickly began alternating the expanding of the vineyard with additional purchases and replanting selections of his newly purchased vines. 

He was also simultaneously remodelling and renovating the winemaking facilities.

He added new, temperature controlled stainless vats and repaired the older concrete vats. 

Jean Gautreau also constructed a new, modern, tasting room with natural lighting and an incredible, unobstructed view of the Gironde.

 

At first, as he already owned his own negotiant company, Jean Gautreau sold the entire production on his own. 

In time, this shifted, and the wines were eventually sold through to other negotiants on the Place de Bordeaux.

Sadly, in November, 2019, after 50 years of managing Sociando Mallet, Jean Gautreau passed away. 

He was 92 years old. 

His daughter Sylvie Gautreau and grandson Arthur Gautreau are now in charge of managing the estate.

 

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Château Sociando-Mallet 2015 - Haut-Médoc Château Sociando-Mallet 2015 - Haut-Médoc

Wine Spectator 90/100

Decanter 90/100

92 TB pts

 

Gorgeous full-bodied Haut-Médoc with a deep and dark colour.

 

Food pairing:  Meat and Asian dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

 

Serving temperature: 15-16°C 

 

Tasting notes:

 

The aromas, the concentration, the solid strength, the structure and the elegance in the mouth allow this Haut-Médoc to be one on the best vintages of its category. 

In the nose, floral notes (red roses) and black fruits dominate the aromas giving generosity and freshness. 

The tannins offer dynamism, both finesse and strength with an expressive finish. 

The blackberry and blueberry sensations are much appreciated and reflect what has been primary detected on the nose. 

This wine has a great aging potential > 30 years for great vintages.

 

Terroir:

 

Château Sociando-Mallet has always been a wine with great ageing potential. 

The large, 85 hectare Sociando-Mallet vineyard is planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. 

If the old adage is true, that all the best vineyards in Bordeaux have a prime view of the Gironde, Chateau Sociando-Mallet, with its unobstructed view of the water from both directions has a privileged terroir. 

The vineyards are situated north of the Saint Estephe appellation and in many ways share the same terroir you find in Pauillac and in St-Estephe.

Being that far north in the Left Bank means they have a cooler climate than even their neighbours, just south in St-Estephe, so they would naturally harvest later in most vintages and perform well in the hot dry years.

Although, cooler years would then, also make it difficult for the grapes to develop full ripeness.

Located in the far north of the Haut-Médoc appellation in the village of Saint Seurin de Cadourne, the terroir is gravel, with a subsoil of clay, sand and limestone soils.

The vineyard of Sociando-Mallet is planted to a vine density of 8,333 vines per hectare. 

On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age.

 

Vinification:

 

The wine of Sociando-Mallet is vinified in a series of temperature controlled, stainless steel vats and a small portion of traditional cement tanks. 

Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat.

Chateau Sociando-Mallet is aged in a combination of mostly 100% new, French oak barrels and the remainder is aged in tank. 

On average, 95% of the harvest is aged in mostly new, French oak barrels, while the remaining 5% of the harvest is aged in tank for about 12 months.

On average, the estate produces close to 35,000 cases per year of Sociando-Mallet. 

The estate also makes a second wine, previously sold under the name of Lartigue-de Brochon. 

Brochon was the name of a previous owner of the vineyard during the 1800’s. 

Today, the second wine is La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet.

 

History:

 

Sociando-Mallet takes its name from two previous owners. 

A nobleman from the Basque region, who was known as Sossiondo founded the estate in 1633.

In time, the name of the property was changed to match the phonetic sound to Sociando. 

The estate was confiscated and sold during the French Revolution. 

There was a time in the early 1800’s when the property was known as Sociando-Lamothe.

From there, the estate was owned by the Cabarrus family, who also owned Chateau Lagrange in St-Julien.

In about 1850, the land was sold to a captain in the navy who following the custom of the day, renamed the estate using his name of Mallet, and Chateau Sociando-Mallet was born.

 

Chateau Sociando-Mallet, The Modern Era:

Jean Gautreau was born in 1927 in Lesparre. 

He did not come from a wine background. 

He discovered Bordeaux when he went to work as a Negotiant in 1948. 

By 1957 he opened his own Negotiant firm. 

Next, Jean Gautreau came up with the idea to provide mobile bottling trucks to chateau.

The modern age of Chateau Sociando-Mallet began in 1969, when it was purchased by Jean Gautreau from the Tereygeol family.

When Jean Gautreau bought Sociando-Mallet in 1969, the property had fallen into poor condition.

The cellars, winemaking facilities, vineyards and even the chateau, which was uninhabitable all needed work. 

As far as the vineyard, much of the land had gone fallow, as they had not been tended for years.

In fact, when Sociando-Mallet was originally purchased by Jean Gautreau, less than 7 hectares were under vine. 

Today, the vineyard has almost 85 hectares, with much of that being cultivated with vines!

Jean Gautreau quickly began alternating the expanding of the vineyard with additional purchases and replanting selections of his newly purchased vines. 

He was also simultaneously remodelling and renovating the winemaking facilities.

He added new, temperature controlled stainless vats and repaired the older concrete vats. 

Jean Gautreau also constructed a new, modern, tasting room with natural lighting and an incredible, unobstructed view of the Gironde.

 

At first, as he already owned his own negotiant company, Jean Gautreau sold the entire production on his own. 

In time, this shifted, and the wines were eventually sold through to other negotiants on the Place de Bordeaux.

Sadly, in November, 2019, after 50 years of managing Sociando Mallet, Jean Gautreau passed away. 

He was 92 years old. 

His daughter Sylvie Gautreau and grandson Arthur Gautreau are now in charge of managing the estate.

 

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Wine Spectator 90/100

Decanter 90/100

92 TB pts

 

Gorgeous full-bodied Haut-Médoc with a deep and dark colour.

 

Food pairing:  Meat and Asian dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

 

Serving temperature: 15-16°C 

 

Tasting notes:

 

The aromas, the concentration, the solid strength, the structure and the elegance in the mouth allow this Haut-Médoc to be one on the best vintages of its category. 

In the nose, floral notes (red roses) and black fruits dominate the aromas giving generosity and freshness. 

The tannins offer dynamism, both finesse and strength with an expressive finish. 

The blackberry and blueberry sensations are much appreciated and reflect what has been primary detected on the nose. 

This wine has a great aging potential > 30 years for great vintages.

 

Terroir:

 

Château Sociando-Mallet has always been a wine with great ageing potential. 

The large, 85 hectare Sociando-Mallet vineyard is planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. 

If the old adage is true, that all the best vineyards in Bordeaux have a prime view of the Gironde, Chateau Sociando-Mallet, with its unobstructed view of the water from both directions has a privileged terroir. 

The vineyards are situated north of the Saint Estephe appellation and in many ways share the same terroir you find in Pauillac and in St-Estephe.

Being that far north in the Left Bank means they have a cooler climate than even their neighbours, just south in St-Estephe, so they would naturally harvest later in most vintages and perform well in the hot dry years.

Although, cooler years would then, also make it difficult for the grapes to develop full ripeness.

Located in the far north of the Haut-Médoc appellation in the village of Saint Seurin de Cadourne, the terroir is gravel, with a subsoil of clay, sand and limestone soils.

The vineyard of Sociando-Mallet is planted to a vine density of 8,333 vines per hectare. 

On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age.

 

Vinification:

 

The wine of Sociando-Mallet is vinified in a series of temperature controlled, stainless steel vats and a small portion of traditional cement tanks. 

Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat.

Chateau Sociando-Mallet is aged in a combination of mostly 100% new, French oak barrels and the remainder is aged in tank. 

On average, 95% of the harvest is aged in mostly new, French oak barrels, while the remaining 5% of the harvest is aged in tank for about 12 months.

On average, the estate produces close to 35,000 cases per year of Sociando-Mallet. 

The estate also makes a second wine, previously sold under the name of Lartigue-de Brochon. 

Brochon was the name of a previous owner of the vineyard during the 1800’s. 

Today, the second wine is La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet.

 

History:

 

Sociando-Mallet takes its name from two previous owners. 

A nobleman from the Basque region, who was known as Sossiondo founded the estate in 1633.

In time, the name of the property was changed to match the phonetic sound to Sociando. 

The estate was confiscated and sold during the French Revolution. 

There was a time in the early 1800’s when the property was known as Sociando-Lamothe.

From there, the estate was owned by the Cabarrus family, who also owned Chateau Lagrange in St-Julien.

In about 1850, the land was sold to a captain in the navy who following the custom of the day, renamed the estate using his name of Mallet, and Chateau Sociando-Mallet was born.

 

Chateau Sociando-Mallet, The Modern Era:

Jean Gautreau was born in 1927 in Lesparre. 

He did not come from a wine background. 

He discovered Bordeaux when he went to work as a Negotiant in 1948. 

By 1957 he opened his own Negotiant firm. 

Next, Jean Gautreau came up with the idea to provide mobile bottling trucks to chateau.

The modern age of Chateau Sociando-Mallet began in 1969, when it was purchased by Jean Gautreau from the Tereygeol family.

When Jean Gautreau bought Sociando-Mallet in 1969, the property had fallen into poor condition.

The cellars, winemaking facilities, vineyards and even the chateau, which was uninhabitable all needed work. 

As far as the vineyard, much of the land had gone fallow, as they had not been tended for years.

In fact, when Sociando-Mallet was originally purchased by Jean Gautreau, less than 7 hectares were under vine. 

Today, the vineyard has almost 85 hectares, with much of that being cultivated with vines!

Jean Gautreau quickly began alternating the expanding of the vineyard with additional purchases and replanting selections of his newly purchased vines. 

He was also simultaneously remodelling and renovating the winemaking facilities.

He added new, temperature controlled stainless vats and repaired the older concrete vats. 

Jean Gautreau also constructed a new, modern, tasting room with natural lighting and an incredible, unobstructed view of the Gironde.

 

At first, as he already owned his own negotiant company, Jean Gautreau sold the entire production on his own. 

In time, this shifted, and the wines were eventually sold through to other negotiants on the Place de Bordeaux.

Sadly, in November, 2019, after 50 years of managing Sociando Mallet, Jean Gautreau passed away. 

He was 92 years old. 

His daughter Sylvie Gautreau and grandson Arthur Gautreau are now in charge of managing the estate.

 

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