About the Red Wine
"It's gorgeous, already impossible to resist Saint-Emilion to enjoy over the coming decade. It's the finest vintage I've tasted for this release." ~92 Jeb Dunnuck.
Château Teyssier rests in one of the most privileged terroirs of Bordeaux and without a doubt one of the most acclaimed wine regions in the entire world. This Château is right in the heart of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru and just over 3 miles from the famous Saint-Emilion's First Classified Château Angelus, a wine that can be found at more than $300/bottle (depending on the vintage.)
Nonetheless, Château Teyssier is much more than a privileged terroir. This estate is one of the oldest and most prosperous Châteaux in the area dating back to the 18th century; and in fact, in the 19th century, it was the largest wine producer on the Right Bank.
Jonathan Maltus a.k.a “the cult winemaker” is the owner and mastermind behind Château Teyssier. Jonathan is a Rockstar in the wine industry, who also produces high-end, award-winning wines like Chateau Le Dome (compare at $200/btl), Le Carre, Les Asteries, and Vieux Chateau Mazerat in Bordeaux, as well as Worlds End in Napa Valley. But geniuses don't work alone, Jonathan has as his right-hand man, and wine consultant, none other than Gilles Pauquet, Château Cheval Blanc's former winemaker.
Everything in Château Teyssier screams greatness. The vineyard is made up of more than 120 acres, which are mostly planted with the queen grapes of the Right Bank, Merlot, and Cab Franc. And since the year 2000, the vinification area and cellar have been renovated and modernized with state-of-the-art technology and managed with the highest quality standards.
2018 was an outstanding year for Saint-Emilión. Vinous Media blessed this vintage with a 96-point review, stating that “The 2018 Right Bank wines are opulent, flamboyant reds. It is a very strong vintage that falls just short of being truly epic.”
Tasting notes: 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.
Currant, dried-flower, citrus-zest, and sandalwood aromas, with hints of sliced mushrooms. It’s medium-to-full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins and fresh acidity. Fragrant, pretty, and precise. Really fine. ~94 James Suckling
What can be thought of as the entry-level Cuvée from Teyssier, the 2018 Château Teyssier is a sleeper in the vintage, offering a great perfume of blueberries, wildflowers, and candied oranges, and Asian spices, with a touch of chalky minerality on the finish. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured on the palate, it's gorgeous, already impossible to resist Saint-Emilion to enjoy over the coming decade. It's the finest vintage I've tasted for this release.~92 Jeb Dunnuck
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