2010 Teyssier, St-Emilion
Clear and beautiful with currant, berry and hazelnut character. Full body, with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Firm with a refined texture. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An over-achieving estate for a number of years now, this dense purple wine exhibits oodles of creme de cassis and licorice, hints of subtle barbecue smoke and toast, terrific texture and a long, succulent, fleshy finish. It is not all that dissimilar from the 2009 in terms of its flamboyance and drinkability, although I suspect that analytically the pH is slightly lower and the tannins a bit higher than those of its older sibling. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. From the home estate of Englishman Jonathan Malthus, the 2010 Teyssier is showing better out of bottle than it did out of barrel. This is the biggest production of all the wines from Malthus, hitting nearly 15,000 cases. (RP)
There is great fruit on this ripe, full-bodied wine. The fruit is already well integrated with the tannins, giving a juicy feel and a black currant fragrance. Rich, open and soft, finishing with an elegant structure.
Showy, ebullient plum and cassis fruit mingles in this red, with singed mesquite and cedar notes. A flash of tea runs through the finish, which is accessible now. Drink now through 2020. (Web-2013)
The 2010 Château Teyssier Saint-Emilion (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc) is packed with fruit. That’s a hallmark of the new vanguard in Saint-Emilion. A seductive nose of blackberry, spice and baker’s chocolate gives way to a densely packed core of crème de cassis, licorice, plum and mocha notes. The wine is rich, with a succulent mouthfeel and a long, rich and harmonious finish. This is a hedonistic yet approachable Bordeaux that can be paired with most red meats or cheese platters.