Chateau Chadeuil hails from an estate that has been making wine for centuries and is 18 miles north of Bordeaux. The wine makers are Serge Musset and Dominique Hebrard (famous for Chateaux Cheval Blanc and Bellefont Belcier in Saint Emilion). Indeed, Chadeuil has been very well reviewed by both the Telegraph and the Independent.
This is a wine that has been produced with good food in mind. Good on it’s own but really blossoms when drunk with Rump Steak, Game, Roast Beef, Stuffed Aubergines/Peppers and Strong Cheeses.
Press Reviews: Clive Platman, The Birmingham Post:
A cracking Merlot-based claret with delicious black-cherry and blackberry fruit, lifted with a hint of mocha. Supple, lithe and incredible value.
The Journal, Helen Savage:
Talking of bargains, it’s some achievement to offer good quality claret – red Bordeaux – at such a good price, but that’s what ‘Bordeaux Undiscovered’ have done with Chateau Chadeuil. It’s a Merlot-dominated blend with a ripe, spicy, plummy smell and a chewy, brambly taste.
The Daily Telegraph, Jonathan Ray:
I’ve no idea why this is so cheap, but cheap it is and well worth snapping up. A blend of 60 per cent Merlot, 20 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 per cent Cabernet Franc from a fine vintage, this AC Bordeaux could give far better-known clarets a run for their money. Serve with confidence at dinner parties; nobody need know how little you paid.
The Independent, Anthony Rose:
Bordeaux and good value are not always comfortable bedfellows, but there were a couple of oxymoron-defying examples, a herbal, blackcurrantly Chateau Chadeuil, a discovery at Bordeaux Undiscovered.
Alan Hunter, Vino Club: My Wines of the Week:
I matched a couple of wines over the week-end at my Private Dining Venue – The Vineyards – for a party of 18 guests. They had chosen a menu beforehand so I had time to research some interesting wines to match all the courses. I needed just a red and a white and as I had no previous knowledge of their taste in wine, the choices had to flexible and adaptable to suit the guests and the menu.
So with the assistance of Nick Stephens from Bordeaux Undiscovered we chose a Merlot based claret from vineyards situated just 18 miles north of the city of Bordeaux – CHATEAU CHADEUIL 2009.
Overseen by expert wine consultants that are responsible for the inimitable Premier Grand Cru Classé St Emilion – Cheval Blanc – this wine was exceptional value for money.
Again all enjoyed this wine so much with its lovely flavours of black cherry, mocha, spice, plum, blackberries and a hint of vanilla, it complemented well the main course dishes. This is so important for me to make sure that the food and wine experience at The Vineyards is complete.
Learn more about Chadeuil on Nicks Blog: Discovering Chateau Chadeuil