Chateau Teyssier 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The palate is incredibly pure, with bouquets of violets and black fruits. Château Teyssier is award winning, spicy, velvety, and ripe, but above all, pivots on its expression of fruit.
Blend: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
"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."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
"Bright ruby-red. Lively, slightly medicinal aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice and flowers. Supple, sweet and nicely concentrated, with intense primary dark berry flavors showing excellent focus. Finishes with suave tannins, very good length and a lightly medicinal herbal quality. The best Teyssier to date by a clear margin."
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Learn About Chateau Teyssier Map It
Wine has been made at the estate since the 1700s. At one stage in the nineteenth century it was the largest estate in the neighborhood. At the time of purchase however it had been reduced to just five hectares of depleted vineyard.
Since then a completely new team has transformed the wine and the estate. Renovation in every sense – estate, vineyard, winery, barrel cellar, and the fundamental approach to making wine means that Château Teyssier is widely regarded as a new-wave, modern-style wine from Saint Emilion. Most importantly the wine is now sought after by a loyal following.
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