Chateau Teyssier le Dome Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2011
Grand Cru - Wine has been made at the estate since the 1700’s. At one stage in the nineteenth century it was the largest estate in the neighborhood. At the time of purchase however it had been reduced to just five hectares of depleted vineyard. Since then a completely new team has transformed the wine and the estate. Renovation in every sense – estate, vineyard, winery, barrel cellar, and the fundamental approach to making wine means that Château Teyssier is widely regarded as a new-wave, modern-style wine from Saint Emilion. Most importantly the wine is now sought after by a loyal following. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Being 70% Merlot, this wine matches with a wide variety of foods because of its position in the middle of the red wine spectrum. In general it pairs well with chicken and other light meats as well as lightly-spiced dark meats. With medium tannin and not too much acidity you’ll find it pairs well with many foods. Merlot doesn’t pair well with fish or leafy green vegetables unless they are braised or cooked a certain way. Also, spicy food will most likely overwhelm Merlot’s nuanced flavors.
External Reviews for Chateau Teyssier le Dome Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Chateau Teyssier is the home estate of Jonathan Malthus. The chateau dates back to the 18th century but Malthus renewed it bringing in state-of-the-art winemaking equipment ans well as replanting vineyards. He produces his famous Le Dome here with grapes from his vineyard next to L'Angelus. This wine is all from grapes grown around the chateau. James Suckling scored it 90 points and Robert Parker scored it 89-91 points saying "From Jonathan Maltus's home property, the 2011 Teyssier (a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc) is a powerful, plush St.-Emilion displaying notes of ink, toasty oak, volcanic earth and hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied and deep with loads of color as well as fruit, it can be enjoyed over the next decade."
From Jonathan Maltus's home property, the 2011 Teyssier (a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc) is a powerful, plush St.-Emilion displaying notes of ink, toasty oak, volcanic earth and hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied and deep with... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Teyssier, Chateau 750ml