During my recent obsession with Saint-Émilion Bordeaux’s, I stumbled accross this modern style example from a prestigious 2009 vintage.
This Chateau Teyssier represents a really interesting example of the classic Merlot / Cab Franc blend, typical of the area.
Nicely aged yet still in its infancy, the Teyssier shows a bright glossy garnet in the glass. On the nose we have a rich, spicy black cherries, blackberries / bramble with a twist of liquorish.
Bright black fruits again on the pallet with earthy undertones, lending to a long mineral finish. Strong tannins with balanced acidity and fruit all lend to overall complexity of this wine.
This is the first out of a case of six, showing plenty of potential for the years ahead.
Great with cheeses and duck pate. Spicy wings also went great for my pallet, against the grain but superb!
Winery: Chateau Teyssier
Grape variety: Merlot (85%), Cab Franc (15%)
Region: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
Food pairing: Beef, Lamb, hard cheeses, poultry