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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 21 
ProducerChâteau Teyssier (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationSt. Émilion Grand Cru
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UPC Code(s)3510700506759

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2016 (based on 18 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Teyssier on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.9 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 89 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by wine&roses on 7/26/2015 & rated 88 points: I've loved this wine--a pure expression of Bordeaux terroir, with its leather, barnyard, and fruit. But now it is on the way down. And I'll miss it. Kudos to the winemaker, a mensch. (178 views)
 Tasted by ctjared on 6/21/2015: solid qpr (626 views)
 Tasted by MarcEBeaudoin on 5/6/2015: Took an hour plus to begin to open up. First impressions were how lean and acidic it was. That has since changed. Violet aromas with black currant and blackberry underpinnings. Softer and round on the palate, with a dusty quality right through the center of the tongue. Black fruit and a hint of anise on the fairly lengthy finish. A happy evolution to be sure. (789 views)
 Tasted by ctjared on 4/2/2015: very solid stuff. even on second day. (916 views)
 Tasted by Bandol20 on 1/31/2015 & rated 83 points: 16,5/20
VISUEL: grenat aux reflets orangés
OLFACTIF: un peu vers le tertiaire et qq notes de mûres
GUSTATIF: fin, élégant aux tanins veloutés. C'est fin, suave et exquis en bouche
ENSEMBLE: un excellent GC DE saint-Emilion à prix tout à fait correct (1139 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 12/14/2014 & rated 89 points: Very dark red/purple color. Coravined into glasses, drank 1+ glass over 75 minutes. Needs a little glass time to open. Lots of cedar and licorice front the nose bolstered by loads of very dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry, and some charcoal. The palate has firm drying tannins, blackberry, cassis, and black plum, wood spice, licorice, dark chocolate, and some dry earthiness toward the back end. This has some nice layering to the palate and attractive dark fruits. The tannins while firm are just short of being aggressive. The fruit and tannins suggest that this can go for at least 2-3 more years. It may soften just a bit too. 89+pts. (1831 views)
 Tasted by SexyEpicurean on 7/25/2014 & rated 88 points: I'm actually giving it a point higher than my rating when I reviewed 2 years ago. I was a bit worried about its development then, but 2 years age have given this a beautiful integration and seamless quality that I find very enjoyable. Still a great cheese or food wine, and will probably please many types of red wine drinkers. I still have some '04 of this. I'm not going to worry about them. (2389 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 7/6/2014 & rated 88 points: Very dark red color. PNP, drank 2 glasses over 90 minutes. This has some nice fruit on the front end, plenty of cassis, with some blueberry and a touch of plum along with a good amount of cedar, and just a bit of dusty, damp earth. The palate had plenty of tart black and blue fruit, very dusty minerality, and medium grained mouth drying tannins, cedar, and medium finish. 88+pts. (2480 views)
 Tasted by ekallio on 12/15/2013: Quite powerful, oaky, and structured. Hard to say whether one should wait for the oak to fade quicker than the fruit or not. Modern style and not too charming. (3766 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 12/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Delivering a lot of pleasure and bang for the buck with its licorice, black cherry, earth and vanilla nose, this wine is soft, medium/full bodied and ready to drink. (4119 views)
 Tasted by vino nut on 11/25/2013 & rated 84 points: We opened it tasted. Put the cork back in. It was a much better the following day. (3183 views)
 Tasted by dave747400 on 9/30/2013 & rated 91 points: Audouzed 3hrs, with lamb cutlets. In line with my previous note, this is a young but lovely wine. No more than medium bodied, but fresh & light on its feet. The Cab Franc element really came to the fore today with tasty blackberry & graphite flavours into the finely tannic finish. (2840 views)
 Tasted by Grumbling_Goat on 7/29/2013 & rated 86 points: Rather rich in tannins. Otherwise, slight. At $23, it represents a reasonable value Bordeaux blend but nothing out of the ordinary in terms of value. (3099 views)
 Tasted by dave747400 on 5/1/2013 & rated 91 points: With Clive & Gloria....and a curry. Dark coloured with a moderate 'merlot' nose. Wow! This is a delicate wine! Fully expected to find this a bit too modern for my taste, but no - this is delicious. Probably the most open 2005 Bordeaux I've had, this is fresh & light on its feet. A nice, softly spoken dinner companion. (2419 views)
 Tasted by ThMeyer on 3/17/2013 & rated 89 points: Nice modern BDX (2743 views)
 Tasted by winolee on 3/4/2013 & rated 89 points: Smoother than I remembered it to be. Aged pretty nicely with a good balance of fruit and tannins. (2786 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 2/3/2013: Slow-O 5 hours, served at cellar temp. Youthful color missing just a bit of brilliance. The nose, like the palate is enjoyable, but nothing overwhelms, and nothing proves overly memorable. Still, for $25, this was well composed and showed structure for the next 3-4 years of solid drinking, though I feel it is at peak right now. Just slightly modern, with some attractive earth and herbal notes (some stem?) keeping it from falling into the completely uninteresting bin. 14,0% abv, drink thru 2017 (3134 views)
 Tasted by jonphillips on 1/30/2013 & rated 88 points: Plenty of tannins ... Some upside potential (2455 views)
 Tasted by epiphany on 1/11/2013 & rated 90 points: Brought to a poker game to have with venison stew. After 1/2 hour this wine showed a beautiful subtle bouquet, ripe red and black fruits with mature flavors and very round and medium finish with a little spice. Tannins are fully integrated. Wish I had a couple more in the cellar. This wine is ready to be enjoyed now and I think good for a couple more years. (2033 views)
 Tasted by wineglas on 12/24/2012 & rated 90 points: Nice nose of leather, cherry, coffee and spice. Medium finish and plenty of life left on this wine. Last bottle and a great value at $20. (1939 views)
 Tasted by Henman on 12/14/2012 & rated 90 points: On the nose pleasant red and dark fruit with earthy notes. Medium bodied, round and smooth, nice ripe fruit likewise the nose, earthy flavors, firm and gentle acidity, smooth tannins. This is so right bank and modern bdx as it can get. A very pleasant quaffer. (2298 views)
 Tasted by winolee on 10/13/2012 & rated 89 points: Much better than 9 months ago. This time, pop and pour was ok. (2742 views)
 Tasted by noahbw on 9/4/2012 & rated 87 points: Slight earthy funk on the nose, along with a bit of smoked meat and black tart berries. Palate brings more ripe fruit and a dry mouth feel. Finish is thin and a bit acidic. A functional wine, not good enough to celebrate. Not so bad as to regret having another bottle. Works on pizza night. (3407 views)
 Tasted by bvanbower on 7/28/2012 & rated 86 points: Tasting better. Decent value. (3296 views)
 Tasted by MarkMich on 6/5/2012 & rated 89 points: Cherry and cassis on the nose. This wine Sour cherry's tar and smooth tannins after a 30 minute decant. Very nice wine for a $22 2005. Drinking nicely now and will pick up more if I can find at this price. (3669 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138
(Chateau Teyssier Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132
(Chateau Teyssier Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126
(Chateau Teyssier Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (4/18/2006)
(Ch Teyssier St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, July 2009
(Chateau Teyssier St Emilion) A deep, rich hue in the glass. The fruit is rather restrained at first, although it is certainly there; not well defined perhaps, a melange of dark forest berries, overlaid with a layer of youthful oak which still needs to be shed to gain maximum enjoyment here I think. On the palate though, there is plenty of promise. Richly textured, weighty, in keeping with the vintage, but carried along by a fine substance and acidity. Rich, somewhat savoury, and firm in the finish, this is a young wine from a very reliable estate which has plenty of promise for the future. Nevertheless, after some time in the glass, I found it worked very well with food.  17+ points
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Château Teyssier

Producer Website - Read more about Chateau Teyssier

Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.


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Libournais (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux) - Read more about St. Emilion and its wines - Read more about Pomerol and its wines

Saint Emilion Grat Classified Growth, Classified Growths, Grands Crus Classes, GCC

In 1954, while the "Graves" growths had just published their own classification, the wine syndicate of Saint-Emilion, composed by wine growers, brokers and wine traders with the approval of the INAO - Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (A.O.C), decided to work on a classification for the wines of Saint Emilion. Initially, four grades were defined. These were reduced to two - First Great Classified Growth (A and B) and Great Classified Growth - in 1984.

As of Medoc's 1855 historical grading, the Saint-Emilion Great Classified Growth classification is not only based on qualitative criteria by tasting the wines on a ten years period previous to the assessment, but also on commercial considerations such as:
- sales price levels
- national and international commercial distribution
- the estate's reputation on the market

Properties who don't manage to join the club of about sixty Classified Growths are given the denomination of Great Growth ("Grand Cru"), while the remaining wineries of the A.O.C are simply reported as "Saint-Emilion". It is to be noted that the owners must officially apply to appear in the official classification. Thus for example the famous Chateau Tertre-Roteboeuf, whose quality and reputation would easily justify to be listed among the First Great Classified Growths, does not appear here by the will of its owner, François Mitjaville.

The Saint-Emilion Great Growth classification was revised in 1969, 1985, 1996 and 2006. The only two guaranteed vintage (A.O.C) who can apply to the classification are the "Saint-Emilion Grand Cru" and "Saint-Emilion" areas.

By grading 61 properties, the 2006 revision confirmed many growths from the former classification, but also caused a number of surprises and a few inevitable disappointments. Many observers thought that the impressive progression of Perse's Chateau Pavie since 1998 would be rewarded by an upgrade into the First Great Classified Growths (A) category, but finally such was not the case.

Among the estates promoted to the First Great Classified Growths B category are Chateau Troplong-Mondot and Pavie-Macquin, whose efforts made since the Nineties fully justify their new grade. It should be noted that no First Great Classified Growth was relegated to the lower Great Classified Growth class.

Promoted growths from the status of Great Growth ("Grand Cru") to Great Classified Growth ("Grand Cru Classe") are: Chateaux Bellefont-Belcier, Destieux, Fleur Cardinale, Grand Corbin, Grand Corbin-Despagne and Monbousquet.

The demoted growths from the status of Great Classified Growth to Great Growth are: Chateaux Bellevue, Cadet Bon, Faurie de Souchard, Guadet Saint-Julien, La Tour du Pin-Figeac (Belivier), La Tour du Pin-Figeac (Moueix), Lamarzelle, Petite Faurie de Soutard, Tertre Daugay, Villemaurine and Yon-Figeac. If the recent samples of some of the above mentioned properties may justify their current downgrade, there are great chances that estates like Bellevue, Tertre Daugay or Yon-Figeac will be upgraded to their previous rankings by the next revision in 2016 as the progresses noted after 2000, but not entering in the range of vintages (1993 - 2002) appointed for the criteria of selection for the 2006 classification, are noticable.

The two following estates have completely disappeared from the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classification: Curé-Bon-la-Madeleine (integrated meanwhile to Chateau Canon) and La Clusière (integrated meanwhile to Chateau Pavie).

Finally, no estate considered as "garagiste" has integrated the classification. Valandraud, Mondotte, Le Dome, Bellevue-Mondotte or Magrez-Fombrauge have, for the least, the potential to be ranked as Great Classified Growths. In sight of the very fine quality reached by the above mentioned estates in recent vintages as well as all the innovative wine making methods used by the "garagistes", it remains to be seen whether the authorities will dare to cross the line in 2016..?

St. Émilion Grand Cru

Les Vins de St. Émilion (Syndicate Vitocole de Saint-Emilion) – Read about St. Emilion

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