Chateau Sociando Mallet 2017 (1.5L)
- Red Wine
Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux in southwestern France. It accounts for two-thirds of the Médoc peninsula.
The appellation of the same name covers red wines produced within the same zone, but outside of the six communes which have their own AOP. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the main grape varieties, covering approximately 4650 hectares (11,490 acres). White wines made in Haut-Médoc AOP vineyards are bottled as Bordeaux Blanc.
Red Bordeaux Blends are known for their powerful structure and deep flavors. Dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant are commonly used to describe the flavors of red Bordeaux, although there is an unlimited range of terms that have been ascribed to them. Tannins tend to be relatively high in these wines, giving them a firm structure.
Tasting note: "Medium-bodied and reserved, holding on to its core of crunchy red fruits, crisp currants and cranberry top notes. Classically designed with its bright personality, lay this down for a decade, and it could soften and fill out as it adds additional nuances and character."