It is this harmonious blend based on the Cabernet-Sauvignon which has made the prestigious wines of Médoc so famous. Chateau Sociando produces full-bodied wines with a lovely deep dark colour outstanding for its special bouquet dominated, inter alia, by a delicate fragrance of raspberries. In their youth, the wines tend to be rather virile but they mature remarkably well in the typical Haut-Medoc "old-fashioned" style, that is to say wines for laying down.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 93
"With a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has both structured and superbly rich fruit. The tannins are firm, but show a sweet, enticing edge to them, giving a full body and classic, fresh black currant acidity. An impressive wine, which definitely needs to age—five years or more."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 90
"Classic aromas of black currants, graphite, powdered wet rocks, and earthy undertones compete with the intense black currant fruit present in this structured, medium to full-bodied, concentrated 2006. Always an over-achiever, Sociando Mallet is built for 20-30 years of longevity. The elegant, powerful, but backward 2006 requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025."