09 Apr 95 Point L. Bank Bordeaux
This unclassified estate in the Haut Medoc has been producing rock solid wines since its purchase by Jean Gautreau in 1969. A classic left bank Bordeaux with Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, it exemplifies the gravelly soils in this region to great effect, yielding a wine that, while enjoyable in its youth, will benefit from a few years in the cellar. After reading this compelling review by Suckling, you’re going to want to stock up on this gem before it’s gone!
2014 Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Haut Medoc
On Sale $36.99
Already on the nose there’s another level of complexity and sophistication to the other wines from this appellation. Although it starts quite discreetly on the palate, it expands as fast as the universe did just after the Big Bang until the multidimensional finish almost overwhelms you! Best in years.
95 Points, James Suckling