Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012
Château Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc 2011
A deep, dark, opaque, ruby/purple colour
The aromas are predominantly savoury with meaty marmite notes overlying brooding dark fruits.
The palate starts with fresh acidity and delicious lifted red fruits, supported by plentiful fine velvety textured tannins. There are distinct meaty aromas and clean, cedary notes overlying the fruit. The alcohol is balanced, the fruit maintains a lovely vitality to the end of the long finsh.
Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc 2011
(second label of Château Sociando-Mallet)
An opaque purple/red colour
The aromas are dominated by dusty tannins and earthy notes.
On the palate the earthy character gives way to fresh red fruit and fine, silky textured tannins. The fruit develops showing lovely richness and a black fruit core. Acidity is fresh and the alcohol leaves a pleasant hint of warmth to the finish. If this is well priced it will definitely be one to buy