0900103 | Red
GRAPE VARIETIES: Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%
TASTING NOTES: The wine has an intense ruby red color. The wine has a dense, sweet flavor with hints of dark berries, complemented by hints of cola, mocha and undergrowth. Persistent finish shows dusty tannins. The wine is full of ripe aroma with hints of blackberry, mocha and brown spices. PAIRING: The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
Jonathan Maltus is a Saint Emilion winemaker who was a key part of the ‘cult’ movement (vins de garage period) that thrived in Saint Emilion during the latter part of the 1990’s. Unlike other winemakers, Maltus applies a Burgundian vision of property in Bordeaux: Château owners in Bordeaux blend their different plots in a clever assemblage, when Maltus thinks in terms of terroirs as Burgundians do: He does not blend.
Being the owner of Château Teyssier, a grand cru in Saint-Emilion, and other garage wines; he is the first Englishman in Bordeaux to win a perfect 100 score from the influential critic Robert Parker (with Le Dome 2010). Maltus’s wines gained a reputation for being unique as for being top quality.