Parker 89 Punkte
Sociando Mallet's opaque ruby/purple-colored 1999 reveals notes of wet steel, liquified minerals, black cherries/black currants, and subtle wood. Aromatically, there is not much difference between this wine and a renowned classified growth such as Leoville Las Cases. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied, with high tannin for a 1999, a long, persistent finish, and very good to excellent concentration and purity. This is a surprisingly backward wine, but then this is Sociando Mallet, the perennial overachiever making wines of exceptional longevity. (Bottles of 1982 and 1975 drunk in December were still not fully mature.) Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018.
WeinWisser 17/20 Punkte
Dichtes Purpur mit scharlachrotem Schimmer. Intensives Bouquet, zu Beginn leicht staubig, dunkle Steinpilze, Heidelbeeren, Palisanderholz. Im Gaumen mittelgewichtig, schöne Cabernet-Frucht, Veilchenton, floraler Touch, schöne Länge. Ein eher leichter Sociando, aber sehr gut vinifiziert.