Neal Martin 88-90
"Tasted at a negociant. This has a very ripe blackberry and Doris plum-scented nose that flirts with sur-maturite, yet it calms down in the glass. The palate is well balanced with an impressive ripeness matched with racy acidity; clean and pure towards the blackberry leaf finish with an insistent grip. This is excellent and doubtless represents great value. Tasted March 2010."
Robert Parker 87-88
"Two well-made generic Bordeaux are consistently fashioned by Thieuley. Readers who do not want any wood should buy the regular cuvee, but if you like a little oak, the Francis Courselle should be your choice. Both wines possess generous fruit, and lots of black cherry and black currant notes intermixed with herbs and spice. The Francis Courselle cuts a slightly bigger, oakier, more modern image on the palate, but both wines are well-made and reasonably priced"
"One of the most consistent values in Bordeaux has long been Chateau Thieuley."