A Wine for Tonight: 2007 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Rouge

By Kori ~ March 10th, 2011.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2007 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Rouge from the Bordeaux region of France.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$15
  • Must be widely available

Chateau Thieuley, located in the Bordeaux region of France, came into the Courselle family in 1950. Andre Courselle laid the foundation for their vineyards. His son, Francis, took over management in 1972. Today, Chateau Thieuley remains family-owned with Francis Courselle’s daughters, Marie and Sylvie, running the business. Marie is in charge of the winemaking while Sylvie runs the commercial side of the business.

“Dark color. Nose of red fruits, spices, slightly oaked. Powerful, with a good structure with tannins which need at least 3 years to be softer. This wine is a typical Bordeaux red.” –Chateau Thieuley

2007 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Rouge (Bordeaux, France): 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby red in color. Nice nose with red fruit, earth, and vegetal aromas. More red fruit and bell pepper comes through on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with lively acidity, medium to high tannins, and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $14; Available elsewhere, $10 to $20

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, French Wine, Red Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

Reader's Comments

  1. TheGourmetCoffeeGuy | March 13th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Kori, as usual, a great post and a fabulous recommendation. Really like how you give background information about the winemaker, a very nice personal touch.

  2. Kori | March 15th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Thanks again for your kind words. I’m glad you find my posts interesting and helpful. Cheers!