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)

Clos Villemaurine – Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (2002)

This ones a bit special, a Christmas present I was saving to stave off the new year blues. This classic merlot, cabernet franc blend is an excellently aged example of a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. In the glass, this wine gives a brilliantly rich tawny appearance, dragging you in straight away with its elegant shine! A … Continue reading Clos Villemaurine – Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (2002)

Tinpot Hut – Hawkes Bay Syrah (2013)

I first tried this wine at a local tasting event and it completely stole the show. Needless to say, I picked up a bottle and have finally got around to giving this wine the attention it deserves. This is a fantastic Rhone style Syrah from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A vibrant solid ruby to the … Continue reading Tinpot Hut – Hawkes Bay Syrah (2013)

Festive Reds! Nero Grande – Appassimento (2016)

Nero Grande - Appassimento (2016)The first installation of my festive reds showcases this fantastic winter warmer from sunny southern Italy. A blend of Negroamaro and Primitovo present a deep ruby red shine, with the nose giving big ripe blackberries. The flavours do not disappoint, with bold dark fruit flavours complimenting creamy vanilla notes. The Apassimento … Continue reading Festive Reds! Nero Grande – Appassimento (2016)