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2016 Tessendey, Fronsac

SKU #1419529 92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Owned by a family long associated with Fronsac and Saint-Émilion, this wine is ripe, sumptuously textured while still developing. Generous, bold tannins match well with the black fruits. Drink the wine from 2021. *Editors' Choice* (RV) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

91 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The plum and hazelnut aromas are very pretty with hints of dried flowers. Medium-bodied, tight and focused with firm and chewy tannins that show intensity and muscle. Needs two or three years to soften. Try in 2021. Inner quote mark (1/2019)

Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark This estate has numerous wines from different regions. The 2016 Château Tessendey from Fronsac checks in as a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc that spent 15 months in 30% new French oak. This deep purple-hued effort offers up a very classic, pure, precise, medium-bodied style as well as plenty of darker fruits (some blue as well), subtle oak, and hints of graphite. It has present tannins, terrific balance, and shines for its purity. Although it offers plenty of pleasure today, give bottles 2-3 years and it should keep for a decade. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/4/2019 | Send Email
Here we have a deliciously juicy wine with lots of plums and notes of coffee. Very bright acidity, and structured tannins balance its fruit. A quick decanting and it is good to go. Charming!

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