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.
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
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.
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.
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(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.
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