2009 Ch. Teyssier, Montagne Saint-Emilion

2009 Ch. Teyssier, Montagne Saint-Emilion

Product: 20091222649
2009 Ch. Teyssier, Montagne Saint-Emilion

Description

Deeply coloured with ample, ripe berry fruits on the nose. The palate is rounded, and supple, with no hint of rustic winemaking. A laid-back style of wine which is both pleasingly fruity but intriguingly savoury. Drink now to 2017. Perfect with a warming casserole or a large hunk of mature cheddar .    

The wine (a blend of 86% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) really punches above its weight, a satellite appellation of St Emilion but in this case which tastes like a St Emilion. The Teyssier estate can trace its history back to the 15th century and the vineyard is now formed of a single holding which surrounds a charming 18th century Chartreuse.

Montagne’ is one of the satellite regions of St. Emilion, sharing the same rolling hills and clay dominated soils as its more expensive neighbour. There is often a slightly clunky style to these wines but here, esteemed oenologist Michel Rolland has worked his magic, and the result is well balanced and very stylish.
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Ch. Teyssier

Ch. Teyssier

Ch Teyssier is located in the tiny wine appellation of Montagne Saint Emilion. The vineyard dates back to 15th century and it surrounds a charming 18th century Chatreuese.

The vineyard covers 21 hectares on a clay/limestone hillside to the north-east of St Emilion, and has recently undergone considerable investment in the vineyard, as well as in the Cellar where the vinification chai was completely renovated in 1999. The grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks and then aged in barrels, 30% new, for a year before bottling. The average age of the vines is an impressive 35 years and the annual production is 55,000 bottles.

The estate is managed by the CVGB Dourthe-Kressmann, a leading Bordeaux-based Negociant House which invested heavily to substantial improvements both in the vineyards in the cellar.

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Montagne-St-Emilion

Montagne-St-Emilion

Montagne-Saint-Émilion is a satellite Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region,5km to the north of the town of Saint-Emilion, in the Libourne region and on the right bank of the river Dordogne. Its AOC status was established in 1936, for wines produced on the land of the Montagne commune or in its hamlets, Parsac and Saint-Georges.

It covers approximately 1,600 hectares, with a production of 80,000 hl. Only red wine production is approved under the Montagne-Saint-Émilion AOC. The classic grape varieties from Bordeaux are planted - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Côt (Malbec) etc., although it is Merlot is predominant on the vineyard and the blend.

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Merlot

Merlot

The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a grape that has been on a relentless expansion drive throughout the world in the last decade. Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape that requires savage pruning - over-cropped Merlot-based wines are dilute and bland. It is also vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.

In St.Emilion and Pomerol it withstands the moist clay rich soils far better than Cabernet grapes, and at it best produces opulently rich, plummy clarets with succulent fruitcake-like nuances. Le Pin, Pétrus and Clinet are examples of hedonistically rich Merlot wines at their very best. It also plays a key supporting role in filling out the middle palate of the Cabernet-dominated wines of the Médoc and Graves.

Merlot is now grown in virtually all wine growing countries and is particularly successful in California, Chile and Northern Italy.

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The Wine Advocate92/100

Critic reviews

The Wine Advocate92/100
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.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 29/02/2012 Read more