Sociando-Mallet – 54 tasting notes

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The following complete vertical of all vintages made by owner Jean Gautreau at Ch Sociando-Mallet is based on a tasting at the château in the far north of the Haut-Médoc on 4 Sep 2009. Read more about it in Sociando-Mallet at 40 and see also Sociando-Mallet the movie.

Below the vintages 1969 to 2008 of Sociando are notes on every vintage of the special Jean Gautreau selection of best barrels that has been made since its inception in 1995.

Gautreau is no fan of high-alcohol wines. In fact, over lunch after the tasting he said, ‘if our wines get too...