In Hong Kong’s supermarkert, most of the Bordeaux from HK$100 to HK$200 are usually little known brands.  Many, unfortunately, are not of good quality.  Ch. Teyssier is one of the few that I know and its garage wine Le Dome is particularly famous.  Le Dome is made with 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot.  What I’m drinking, of course, is not Le Dome which is too expensive on supermarket shelf.

Chateau Teyssier is situated in St-Emilion.  It has undergone major improvement since 1994 after it was acquired by Jonathan Maltus.  Some premium vineyards were purchased and this undoubtedly helped a lot in quality improvement.

This bottle of 2007 Chateau Teyssier has quite intense nose of ripe and rich red fruit.  Complexity is not really high but considering the price, I think it is already quite good.  Aromas of red fruits, plum, hawthorn, pungent spices, dried herb and oak.  Concentration and intensity in palate are acceptable.  Considering 2007 is a rather weak vintage, I think Ch. Teyssier is already delivering quite well.

If you would like to have a bottle of relatively inexpensive Bordeaux, this is a good choice for consideration.

Purchase Park’n Supermarket (Original $179 / Special $148)

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