Chateau Teyssier 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
The total production will amount to just a third of a normal crop. What survived is very successful blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Bright crimson fruit with hints of blackberry. Not particularly dense or profound, but the extractions seem to be sympathetic and the tannins are well managed giving this an easy charm. This should provide very enjoyable mid-term drinking.
Teyssier is a Grand Cru, located in the appellation of St Emilion. The history of winemaking at the estate stretches back to 1714, but the estate has undergone a revolution in since the now proprietor, Jonathan Maltus took the reins in the mid nineties. Ambitious purchasing has seen the estate grow into one of the biggest on the right bank. Total production is now up to 15,000 cases, produced from numerous terroirs. The result is spectacular; Teyssier is one of the most consistent and high quality wines from Bordeaux at this price level.