A new age classic! Chateau Teyssier – Saint Émilion Grand Cru (2009)

During my recent obsession with Saint-Émilion Bordeaux's, I stumbled accross this modern style example from a prestigious 2009 vintage. This Chateau Teyssier represents a really interesting example of the classic Merlot / Cab Franc blend, typical of the area. Nicely aged yet still in its infancy, the Teyssier shows a bright glossy garnet in the … Continue reading A new age classic! Chateau Teyssier – Saint Émilion Grand Cru (2009)

Domaine Maby – La Fermade Lirac (2015)

Here we have a wonderful example of a Southern Rhone red from the sometimes overlooked Lirac AOC. Often overshadowed by heavyweight neighbour Chateauneuf-du-pape, Lirac wines can offer great value for money, whilst still packing the big, bold yet elegant flavour profiles expected of the Rhone region. A vibrant ruby appearance paves the way for a … Continue reading Domaine Maby – La Fermade Lirac (2015)

Festive Reds! San Gregorio – Las Martas Garnacha (2014)

San Gregorio - Las Martas Garnacha (2014) For part two of my festive reds were off to sun-drenched Calatayud, Spain. With high altitudes and hot dry summers this region produces some fantastic big bold reds with juicy ripe fruits. Upon pouring you are greeted with a deep intense dark purple colour, followed by a strong … Continue reading Festive Reds! San Gregorio – Las Martas Garnacha (2014)