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Chasse-Spleen benefits from an excellent reputation within wine critics and specialists. Having perfect gravel soils, it is the highest ranked Châteaux in the Moulis appellation and is widely seen as a classified growth for its wines with strong aromas and elegant structure.
Chasse-Spleen 2010 is a monument, a brilliant achievement from the Chateau. Highly complex with ripe fruit aromas and round tannins, this luxury wine will definitely add quality in your cellar. A very nice bottle that will age very well.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Chasse-Spleen
Classification: Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel
Type: Dry red wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (40%), Petit Verdot (5%)
Drink from now to 2025
Open 2 hours before
Serve at 16-18°C
A slow-cooked beef or lamb pot followed by matured cheese.
Soil: Garonne gravel on chalk and chalky clay
Age of vines: 35 years old
Maturing: 18 months in oak barrels (40% new)
|What experts say|
16.5 "Balanced, with just enough oak to give interest. Juicy fruit. Standard, trustworthy claret. (RH)"
90 "A beautiful effort from Chasse-Spleen, this dense purple wine exhibits plenty of black currant and black cherry fruit with some licorice, roasted herbs and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and supple, the final blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot has produced a fleshy, succulent style of Chasse-Spleen to drink over the next 15+ years."
90 "Very supple and refined, with a crumpled velvet feel to the smoldering bay, tobacco and mulled spice hints surrounding the core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. Flashes of cedar and sandalwood hang through the fine-grained finish. Rustic and lovely."
17 “Beautifully extracted cassis fruit, already showing complexity, tightly-knit and will age well."
|2* (Remarquable wine)|