2001 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1010288 93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This Haut-Medoc performed spectacularly on the two occasions I tasted it from bottle, even eclipsing its impressive showing from cask. It looks to be every bit as powerful as the 2000 ... not an easy achievement. A fabulous sleeper of the vintage, it tastes more like a first-growth than an unclassified offering. Its inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a spectacular bouquet of lead pencil shavings, ink, blackberries, cedar, and earth. Full-bodied, with terrific texture, fabulous concentration, and moderately high tannin, this massive, atypical 2001 must be tasted to be believed. A brilliant achievement! (RP) Inner quote mark (3/2004)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark This vintage was highly rated, and I can understand why. It has a very open, expressive bouquet of blackberry, briar, sandalwood and a touch of wild fennel that keeps drawing you in. The youthful palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, and the long, tender raspberry- and Chinese-five-spice-tinged finish is a treat. This is certainly one of the most elegant Sociando-Mallets. Enjoy it over the next decade. (NM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Very much darker and blacker than most earlier vintages. Lots of nervous energy here and a hint of cocoa without excessive sweetness. Much less complex than the 2000 and still much stricter but it has the elements necessary for a long life. Rather sleek. No puppy fat. 17/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (9/2009)

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