We no longer present Sociando-Mallet, which should be in a good place in the cellar of any wine lover, as the quality and above all the regularity of its last thirty vintages are so impressive. Without wishing to underestimate the hard work of the late Mr Gautreau since 1969, it must be said that the terroir, against the Gironde on a gravelly ridge comparable to that of Montrose, is indeed that of a Grand Cru Classé. Unavoidable 2016, the greatest wine of Sociando-Mallet since 1996.
Bettane & Desseauve :
Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « Le vin offre un bon volume de bouche, avec de la rondeur, un côté charnu et un fruité mûr. Un Sociando suave qui termine sur des tanins un peu durs. »
Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Pivoine, bouche ample, ronde, dense, tanins fins, délicats, long, soyeux. »
Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red fruit, crushed stone and a discrete pinch of white pepper, focused and full of energy on the finish. What a superb Sociando-Mallet. »