Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château Sociando Mallet, HAUT MÉDOC
$52.90 inc. GST
The 2021 Sociando Mallet is a powerful, classically austere Haut-Médoc that is going to need a number of years to unwind. There's good depth and plenty of intensity, but the 2021 is in no mood to show its cards today. A dark, beguiling beauty, Sociando will have a lot to say at some point. 89-91.5 Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Sweetly juicy and clear on the nose, so floral but clean. The purity is there on the nose and palate, succulent and easy to enjoy. I love the bright red fruits, the strawberry, raspberry and red cherry with these crushed stone edges giving the texture and flavour of minerality on the tongue and in the mouth. This has perfect elegance and finesse, all the elements presented so well. Just the right balance of push and drive along the palate - a great example this vintage, not trying too hard and presenting what 2021 gave. 92 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
Offering up aromas of dark berries, liquorice, cigar wrapper and loamy soil, the 2021 Sociando-Mallet is medium to full-bodied, bright and concentrated, with an impressively layered core of fruit, tangy acids and a long, saline finish. 89-91 William Kelley.