92 points Wine Enthusiast
"This Beaujolais-Villages wears a luminous cherry red color and offers black fruit aromas and a hint of mocha on the nose. The attack on the palate is straight and a supple structure follows with silky tannins. The "gourmand" character of this wine will be sure to seduce you and be a great moment of conviviality."
90 points James Suckling
"A big, ripe wine for a Beaujolais-Villages, but there’s lively acidity, as well as plenty of cherries and ripe blackberries to fill the generous body. The 14.5% alcohol is barely perceptible and this is pretty food-friendly. Drink now."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Chateau du Chatelard is situated in the heart of the Beaujolais between Fleurie and Morgon. Rebuilt during the 18th and the 19th centuries, Chatelard is a “poype” (building situated on a hill and surrounded by ditches), and its arched caves are the only vestiges of its 12th century origins. The vineyard and the winery were mainly established before 1955 and the 80 acres of vines are set in beautiful rolling Beaujolais countryside. The estate is now managed by Aurelie de Vermont; born in the Beaujolais area, she is the winemaker and has been working in France and overseas for ten years. Her Beaujolais Villages is 100% old-vines Gamay; it shows notes of black and red fruits with a hint of mocha, with soft supple tannins and a fruity finish.