Chateau Teyssier 2011
Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Teyssier, is award winning, spicy, velvety, and ripe, but above all, pivots on its expression of fruit.
James Suckling - "A wine showing lovely integration of fruit and tannins, with cedar, berry and hints of cocoa and hazelnuts. Full but balanced and very refined. Better in 2016 when it all comes together in the bottle, but very pretty now."
Chateau Teyssier Winery
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. View all Chateau Teyssier Wines
About St-EmilionView a map of St-Emilion wineries (saint eh-meel-YOHN)
A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux of the area (and the only Premier Grand Cru Classé A) are Chateau Ausone and Chateau Cheval Blanc.
St.-Émilion produces the most wine on the right bank of Bordeaux. As most of its wine is based primarily on Merlot, St-Emilion wines are described as having finesse and elegance. The best wine of the region can last upward of 10-20 years, like a good left-banker, but many find that the wines here matuer earlier than those based on Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils in the area differ greatly, from gravel to limestone to clay and sand. As a result, the wines of this region are diverse. Quality wines display silky tannins and ripe, soft fruit – the higher quality wine showing full-bodied texture and layers of complexity.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review44 out of 5 stars
8 ratings, 2 with reviewssipmeister - Chardon, OH12/27/2015
My first experience with this bottle. I was quite disappointed. It does have great aromas, fruit and cherry, maybe some cedar, but it did not translate to the tongue. Very acidic, and not fruity to my taste. I have been drinking bigger bolder stock from South America but thought I would give this one a try based on Wine.com recommendations. Much better wine is available at this price and less. Considering the current exchange rates with the Euro, this was majorly over pricedCanon John 3 - Bloomfield, CT311/13/2016
- Light & Crisp
This wine is all there, but where is there? It tastes round and full and is satisfying to a degree. It is hardly mediocre. However, it is not remarkable. It is good.Anonymous - Royersford, PA37/21/2016Ingo - Forney, TX57/17/2016doc839 - Longwood, FL55/9/2016bc0833 - Glen Burnie, MD55/4/2016Linda A - Champaign, IL44/27/2016CParks - San Francisco, CA54/27/2016
- Big & Bold