2007 Chateau Le Chatelet. Saint Emilion Grand Cru. 13.5%

A blend of 79% Merlot 21% Cabernet Franc.

Le Chatelet. Saint Emilion Grand Cru

On the nose, this clear ruby wine has aromas of redcurrants, cranberry, along with lifted mint and aniseed notes.

This spicy, medium bodied wine has flavours of red cherries and plum. Hints of liquorice, black olives, smokey dark chocolates and espresso combine well for a long finish.

Fine grained tannins back up this well balanced wine.

A very good wine. Great effort for what was meant to have been an “off” vintage in Bordeaux. Goes to show, a good wine merchant will help you find the gems.

Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $65

Tasted 26th & 27th February 2014

I tasted this wine and 3 others over the course of 2 days. On the second day I paired the wines with a simply grilled steak and a truffled salt “dip” to see how it would go with food. All showed they lean towards being more of a food wine.

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.


  1. John Cook

    Hello, I’ve just read your notes 2007 Chateau le Chatelet above. I have a birthday coming up at the end of the month and was wondering what your thoughts were on this wine’s readiness to drink now. My son bought it for me last year and I thought I might share it with him this time round. I know these Bordeaux wines take quite a while to hit their straps and wondered if 8 years is too soon. It will be drunk with food.

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