The flagship property of Jonathan Maltus (his residence as well), this is the best Teyssier I have ever tasted. A tribute to his efforts, this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc over-achieves even in a great vintage like 2009. Opaque blue/purple, with notes of charcoal, blackberry, cassis and spring flowers as well as a hint of subtle background oak., the wine is opulent, sumptuously textured, dense, pure and multi-dimensional. It should drink well for at least a decade or more. Robert Parker, Points 92, Drink 2012-2022.
|Grape Variety||Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%|
|Food Pairing||Wonderful with red meat.|
|Service||Decant for a few hours and serve at 18°C/60°F|
|Ageing Potential||Potential of 15-20 years.|
Concentrated, dark wine. It has serious weight and a dry core of tense tannins. The fruit is floral, full of black currant acidity and black cherry flavors. It will need 2-3 years before it is really drinkable. — RV. Wine Enthusiast, Points 90.
Black fruits are in evidence on the nose but they feel quite fresh. Bilberry vies with bramble for dominance the spicy freshness underpinned by richer sweet plum, cassis and black cherry. Towards the back spicy vanilla shows through and gives character to the finish. Derek Smedley, MW Points 90 Drink 2015-25.
This is a very enjoyable Saint-Émilion from Chateau Teyssier. A blend of 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc, it has aromatics tobacco, plums, spice, cedar and leather. The palate has very long length and balance, nuanced with tobacco, leather and blackcurrant expressions. Quite silky in expression and from the outstanding 2009 vintage, this is easy to recommend. Yes please. Rating: Very Good, Tasted: 2015, Sean Mitchell, The Grape Observer