TN: 1985 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

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Al Osterheld
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TN: 1985 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

#1 Post by Al Osterheld » February 23rd, 2020, 3:14 pm

A discussion of Sociando Mallet by Robert and others motivated me to open this bottle.

1985 Chateau Sociando-Mallet
Really crappy cork with ullage at base of neck, deeper red color, dark cherry and currant with classic cedar and tobacco notes, a little olive comes out as it opens, along with aromas of damp earth and leaves, bright acidity keeps it focused. This is a solid and enjoyable bottle of mature Bordeaux that's probably reaching the end of its run.

The bottle still has its original price tag of $12.95. I believe this was not a particularly good price at the time. Sounds cheap, but if you factor in inflation, I think a current vintage is not much pricier.

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Re: TN: 1985 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

#2 Post by BobH » February 24th, 2020, 7:43 am

Where did you get this bottle? About a year ago, I got a half case of it from Cellarraiders. Someone else snatched the other half. Every bottle was excellent. It made me regret not getting the whole case.
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Re: TN: 1985 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

#3 Post by Al Osterheld » February 24th, 2020, 9:13 am

I bought it on release at a shop called Vin, Vino, Wine in Palo Alto.

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Re: TN: 1985 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

#4 Post by BobH » February 24th, 2020, 3:39 pm

Ok, was just curious if it was the same source.
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