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. Your Sommelier is very proud to come up with this 2005, regarded as one of the most amazing vintage in Bordeaux. Chasse-Spleen 2005 is a straight, beautiful and spicy red, which starts to be in its optimal drinking window. Highly recommended if you wish to treat yourself with a superb 2005.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Chasse-Spleen
Classification: Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%), Petit Verdot (5%)
Drink from now to 2025
Open 1 hour before
Serve at 16-18°C
A slow-cooked beef or lamb pot followed by matured cheese.
Soil: Limestone, gravel, clay.
Age of vines: 35 years old
Maturing: 18 months in oak barrels (40% new)
|What experts say|
16 - "Bright crimson. Hidden but intriguing nose suggesting hidden depths and some complexity. Pretty classic left bank red Bordeaux with lovely 2005 velvety texture but really sappy dry, but not drying, tannins. The most classic of this flight of 2005 Médocs?"
89+ - "A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this is a relatively big 2005 and somewhat larger than usual for Chasse-Spleen. The wine offers fairly high tannin but ripe, concentrated fruit. Dense, youthful ruby/garnet in color, with notes of cassis, saddle leather and spice, this wine could use another several years of cellaring and should keep 15+ years."
|90 - "Shows blackberry and fresh mushroom on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and an aftertaste of chocolate and delicate fruit. Best after 2012."|
|2* - "This 2005 must be kept for 3 to 5 years. The one will fully enjoy its harmonious bouquet (stewed fruits) and its full and dense flesh that gives a persistent finish of ripe fruits."|
|92 - "Barrel sample. Great, spicy new wood flavors are balanced by the intense, solid fruits and deep, almost brooding tannins. This is a big wine, but it still preserves a good sense of proportion."|
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