Merlot, Cabernet Franc
75cl * Organic * Sustainable * 14.5% ABV * Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France
Montagne-Saint-Émilion is the largest 'satellite' of the Saint-Émilion appellation on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. The ancient vineyard of Château Teyssier, which dates back to the 15th century, is located on rolling hills of clay and limestone a few kilometers north-east of Saint-Emilion itself. While little has changed since great-grandfather Durand-Teyssier took over the estate in 1920, the three generations that have succeeded him have each made their own small changes in both the vineyard and the winery.
Pair with medium-rare steak, venison, or a Sunday roast. Decant for 1-2 hours, serve at 18 degrees.
Drinking Window: Now - 2030+
"So much fresh mushroom and bark with blue and black fruit in the nose. It’s full-bodied, turning tight and lightly chewy on the mid-palate. Long and racy. Drink after 2024." 93/100, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (March 2021)
"The 2018 Château Teyssier (Famille Durand-Teyssier) (90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) just about jumps from the glass with its mulberry and cassis fruits as well as floral, cedary spice, and incense-like nuances. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and nicely balanced, it has sweet yet present tannins, a fruit-forward vibe, and outstanding length. It's well worth buying and should evolve for 8-10 years, if not longer. Drink 2021 - 2031." 90 / 100, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (March 2021)
"Round, lush, sweet and juicy, with loads of ripe, black cherries, black raspberries and dark cocoa on the nose, mouth and finish. Drink it over the following decade." - 90/100, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider