2009 Chateau Teyssier

Year: 2009
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 90
James Suckling: 87
Jeff Leve: 87-89
Red Wine
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"Quite toasty, with fig and plum sauce notes laced with hints of prune, bittersweet cocoa and pudding. Dark and fleshy through the finish, with enough graphite peaking through for definition. Best from 2013 through 2019. 9,600 cases made. " (WS)

"The flagship property of Jonathan Maltus (his residence as well), this is the best Teyssier I have ever tasted. A tribute to his efforts, this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc over-achieves even in a great vintage like 2009. Opaque blue/purple, with notes of charcoal, blackberry, cassis and spring flowers as well as a hint of subtle background oak., the wine is opulent, sumptuously textured, dense, pure and multi-dimensional. It should drink well for at least a decade or more." (WA)

"(85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc) Dark ruby. Sexy aromas of roasted plum, spicy raspberry jam, mocha and black pepper. Enters lush and broad, offering mouthcoating flavors of roasted plum and musky coffee, with substantial, somewhat dusty tannins detracting a little from the wine's early appeal. This wine's harmonious acidity and tannic backbone should enable it to age well, but it should also provide relatively early pleasure. Probably the best Teyssier to date, this vintage includes grapes from Vignonet and Saint-Sulpice on gravelly soils containing a bit of iron-rich clay (crasse de fer) that makes for a sexier, more complex wine." (IWC)

"Concentrated, dark wine. It has serious weight and a dry core of tense tannins. The fruit is floral, full of black currant acidity and black cherry flavors. It will need 2-3 years before it is really drinkable." (WE)

"Curious nose of flowers and dried dark berries, follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and medium tannic finish. A little short. Try in 2015." (JS)

"2009 Teyssier is filled with fennel, chocolate, plum, and spearmint scents. The wine finishes with spicy dark cherries and blackberries. 87/89 Pts" (JL)