2010 Château Le Chatelet St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note


2010 Château Le Chatelet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

Lighter styled St. Emilion with a focus on the freshness on its soft, fresh red fruits on the nose and palate. This is already drinking at peak.

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When to Drink Chateau Le Chatelet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Le Chatelet needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Le Chatelet is usually better with at least 1-3 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Le Chatelet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-8 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Le Chatelet, with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Le Chatelet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Le Chatelet is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Le Chatelet is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Interestingly, Philippe Melka, a well-known winemaker and consultant in the Napa Valley, in California makes a wine from a portion of the Chateau Le Chatelet harvest as well.