VM90: The 2018 Teyssier is a terrific & accessible Saint-Emilion from Jonathan Maltus. Crushed red-berry fruit, spice, new oak, chocolate and floral notes flesh out in an attractive, supple 2018 that will drink well right out of the gate. The radiance of the year comes through nicely, with all of the elements deftly balanced.
Teyssier is now one of the largest crus in St Emilion. The majority of the fruit still comes from the plains, with about 20% originating from the Côte. Produced from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is a good solid effort that will no doubt provide much pleasure to drinkers over the next decade. Honest and hearty, there's a decent core of dark, earthy fruit, framed by well-mannered tannins. Finishes with a lick of sea salt and pure hedgerow fruit.