Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Sociando ‘09 has a fragrant floral bouquet with lifted fresh strawberry, cassis and raspberry preserve that is well defined and generous. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. This is very cohesive and focused with a backward but compelling finish that is fresh and vivacious. This is a wonderful northern Medoc. Tasted January 2013.