Tasting Note: "Quite refined on the nose - moderately effusive plums, charcoal, and petricor. The complexity and refinement doesn’t quite connect on the palate, which never quite comes alive. Still, very classic Sociando profile - medium-bodied, with black plum and raspberry, Pipe tobacco, some pleasant pyrazines, but also a bit of astringent unripeness to the tannins. Also some blond oak - texture and a bit of vanillin, but no toasty notes. 91 for the nose, 87 for the palate. First of a 6-pack, and hoping the palate comes around with another 2-3 years. Day 2: Less vanillin, less astringency, and generally more put together - herbal pyrazines are lovely and appropriate. Has all the makings of a classic claret. 90" OHNE_MUSIK on Cellar Tracker
Producer: Purchased in 1969 by Jean Gautreau, it consisted of just 7 hectares. During his ownership, it has expanded to 57 hectares and is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Jean's style is to make classic Medoc style wines for long term maturing.
Country: France | Region: Bordeaux, Haut-Medoc | Alcohol: 12.5% | Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc