The 2014 Teyssier has a straightforward bouquet of kirsch and smudged strawberry fruit, just a light ferrous scent that emerges with time. The palate is medium-bodied with light red cherry fruit, simple and easy-drinking in style, perhaps just needing a little more density and fleshiness to come through on the slightly attenuated finish. Drink over the next three or four years.
Château Teyssier is one of the foremost Saint Emilion Grand Cru Estates in Bordeaux, France planted to 50 hectares. In an appellation where 5 hectares is the average size of a property, the size of the estate allows Château Teyssier to provide a full range of wines from a central winery and cellar that is state-of-the-art.
The Château rose to prominence during the 'garage' period of the 1990's Saint Emilion, when Saint Emilion became an 'engine for change' in fine winemaking. At the leading edge of the 'Garagistes' was Jonathan Maltus, described by Robert Parker as a "visionary, self-styled revolutionary...the English Winemaking Guru".