Chateau Teyssier 2010 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
£37.95 per bottle
Original wooden case
Chateau Teyssier has gone from strength to strength under the guidance of English winemaker Jonathan Maltus and the excellent 2010 vintage offers an upfront and approachable style without compromising the classic Claret character we all know and love. Jonathan's wines are well-known, most notably Le Dome 2010 that was scored 100 points by Robert Parker.
Typically right bank, this is a blend of 80% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, all of the grapes are handpicked and a two thirds of the wine is aged in old oak allowing the purity of fruit to take centre stage.
"An over-achieving estate for a number of years now, this dense purple wine exhibits oodles of creme de cassis and licorice, hints of subtle barbecue smoke and toast, terrific texture and a long, succulent, fleshy finish. It is not all that dissimilar from the 2009 in terms of its flamboyance and drinkability, although I suspect that analytically the pH is slightly lower and the tannins a bit higher than those of its older sibling. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
From the home estate of Englishman Jonathan Malthus, the 2010 Teyssier is showing better out of bottle than it did out of barrel."