0901254 | Red
Wine Enthusiast 95; Robert Parker 93; Wine Spectator 92; James Suckling 92
GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot
TASTING NOTES: A dense, muscular style, with dark currant, fig and black licorice notes stretching out over a loamy base. The backdrop has lots of maduro tobacco and a hint of worn leather. Rather powerful for the vintage, this has a ways to go before settling in fully.
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.