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Sociando Mallet, Cuvee Jean Gautreau 1996

£95.00

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Bordeaux Blend

  • Country:

    France

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 45%, Cabernet Franc 5%

  • Region:

    Bordeaux

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    Haut Medoc

  • ABV:

    TBA

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Description

"Vibrant crimson. Opulent nose. Very rich and flattering and sweet with an undertow of freshness. Like a concentrated version of the regular cuvée, which makes the acidity a little prominent actually. I don't honestly think that in this vintage it's better - just different and jazzier. More attention-grabbing". jancisrobinson.com

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  • Delivery Information

Sociando Mallet is sometimes described as the Latour of the northern Medoc. The same ridge of gravel that runs through Leoville Las Cases and Latour reappears further up the Gironde estuary just to the north of St Estephe, underneath Sociando. This meticulously run estate has been producing wines of Cru Class� level for many years now, so sadly it is not priced like most Cru Bourgeois... However, if you are looking for serious, mineral Claret with long-term aging potential and Pauillac class (but not the price tag), then look no further.

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