Made by Johnathan Mallthus, one of the original “Le Garagistes”. The 2014 Teyssier is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc picked from 21 September until 8 October, the Cabernet picked from 9-15 October. Matured in 20% new oak, a soft, silky style of Saint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good plummy fruit, plenty of weight mid-palate, and an easy-going, positive finish. It is a wine designed to drink young
Jonathan Maltus is a Saint Emilion winemaker who was a key part of the ‘cult’ movement (vins de garage period) that thrived in Saint Emilion during the latter part of the 1990’s. Unlike other winemakers, Maltus applies a Burgundian vision of property in Bordeaux: Château owners in Bordeaux blend their different plots in a clever assemblage, when Maltus thinks in terms of terroirs as Burgundians do: He does not blend.
Being the owner of Château Teyssier, a grand cru in Saint-Emilion, and other garage wines; he is the first Englishman in Bordeaux to win a perfect 100 score from the influential critic Robert Parker (with Le Dome 2010). Maltus’s wines gained a reputation for being unique as for being top quality.
Ruth says “A soft silky style of right bank Bordeaux, made with predominantly Merlot. Plummy fruit, earthy, full bodied red.”