On Sale Now: The 90 Point, summer Red Bordeaux you can drink now. Reduced pricing ($14.99 on sale) and free shipping by the case when you enter Coupon Code REDBLEND.

Posted June 11, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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Great Bordeaux doesn't have to be expensive.

This wine proves it.

Think about how many times you find yourself browsing through a selection of California red blends in the $10-$20 price range. Searching over and over again for something new to try. Something that will really deliver big time power, finesse, elegance, but for under $20. It's difficult to do that when searching domestic Merlot and Cabernet.

But this little producer coming from a lesser-known corner of Bordeaux is the perfect substitute.

Introducing the 2012 Château Chatard

A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

$15.99 when you buy by the bottle.

Get it today for just $14.99 per bottle when you buy by the case plus free shipping when you use the code REDBLEND

This was the review that first caught our eye:

"Rich and spicy, this 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from 10 acres generous and ripe, with warm tannins and a fruity, red berry character. This blend has attractive acidity and spicy flavors from the combination of wood and stainless-steel aging. This is only the second vintage from enologist Jean-Rémi Larrat’s own property. It is worth aging, so drink from 2017" - 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

After tasting it for the first time, we couldn't agree more. Although the aging part was a question on our staff ... we felt it was ready to go right now ... and in fact, a perfect summer red.

New Blood / Old Soil

Château Chatard is a relative newcomer to Bordeaux, so we got in touch with the owner/winemaker, Jean-Remi Larrat, to learn more about this family-owned, artisanal producer:

Founded in 2008, Château Chatard is all about the passion and pride of making the best possible wine for the money, boasting textbook Bordeaux flavor with style and power. It really shows here. Chatard is a small 7 hectares in the town of Saint Germain de Grave. This is the second vintage this estate has produced and already, the quality here is evident.

Margaux, Pauillac, St. Julien, St. Emilion... Cadillac??

As wine buyers, when we look at the names above, one wine stands out like a sore thumb:  Cadillac!  However, it stands out for a reason that is different than what you might think. If we are searching for great wines to drink now and still get for an insanely great price, Cadillac is one of the areas where we start.

Known well for its white wines, Cadillac is home to some incredible red wines as well. Chateau Chatard is one of them. While Merlot grows king here, you will also find Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc around as well. Just about all the wines you taste from this region will be ready to go at a young age, adding to the appeal for customers looking to buy Bordeaux to drink at a young age. Or ... as many others do ... buy your wine to age from Margaux, Pauillac, St. Julien and others ... and look to Cadillac for wines to drink now. Wines that are of great value. Wines that won't break the bank.

That's the reason we went right for this.

This is a chance to enjoy the world's most iconic region at an unheard of price. Click here to buy the 2012 Château Chatard now, and use code REDBLEND to get free shipping and a special price of $14.99/btl on your case order.

Product Label.

Chateau Chatard

90 Wine Enthusiast

Item: 87374

750 mL

Retail: $19.99

$9.99 per btl