|Dominant Varietal||Cabernet Franc|
|Varietal Composition||Cabernet Franc; Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot|
Château Sociando-Mallet, Haut Médoc
Château Sociando-Mallet is a dense, fresh, medium bodied Bordeaux, with a blackberry-like flavour and nose and spicy green streak. It is a relatively simple wine that drinks well above its weight and is an impressive example of this vintage, 1998. Château Sociando-Mallet was neither ranked in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, nor is it listed among Médoc’s Cru Bourgeois, simply due to the decision of its owner Jean Gautreau not to enter it for classification. Despite this, it consistently produces wines that outshine its neighbours that are classified. This is a vineyard that has been going from strength to strength in recent years.