Monday, April 29, 2013

Focus on Bordeaux: Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc

 Marc Soucy - Focus on Bordeaux :  

Château Sociando-Mallet  Haut-Médoc  2005
Ch. Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France        
Grapes:   55% Cabernet Sauvignon - 40% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc

Owner Jean Gautreau has experienced a long evolution during his life, beginning his career working for a wine brokerage in 1948. Over time, he started his own brokerage, and years after that bought a broken down but promising property overlooking the Gironde estuary. Within two vintages, the special terroir of that estate began making itself known in the wine. Since that time, the property has expanded from a mere 2 acres of vines to 90 acres producing the three principal red grapes of Bordeaux. Château Sociando-Mallet’s wine has drawn great critical appraise from many wine critics, including Jancis Robinson, James Suckling, and Robert Parker, as well as from many European wine magazines.

Jean Gautreau
    Marc's Tasting Notes:
Deep inky red in appearance, the wine gives off a youthful aroma of dark berries in a sweet syrup. The structure and tannins on the other hand, balance and integrate well with the cassis and blackberry flavors, making the wine smooth and elegant. Showing power and finesse already, this Haut-Medoc will continue to evolve and mature. The future looks bright indeed.

 -- Marc Soucy, FWS 

FWS: Certification by the French Wine Society, Washington D.C. & Paris France

Wine Tasting Notes Prepared for BLM Wine 


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