Chateau Chasse-Spleen 2019
The wine is typically a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot and matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months and bottled unfiltered. Chasse-Spleen wines are typically deeply-coloured and full-bodied, displaying oodles of ripe, black fruit, mineral and sometimes hints of chocolate.
93 points Vinous “The 2019 Chasse-Spleen is very perfumed on the nose, offering vivid brambly red fruit, leather, undergrowth and cedar aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and cohesive, with a sappy opening and fine acidity. Lightly spiced, showing plenty of substance on the finish. While not the most consistent estate, Chasse-Spleen has it in its grasp to make great wines, and the 2019 is one of them.”
92 Points Jane Anson MW “A dark heady nose comprising blackcurrants, black cherries and some sweet cinnamon spices. This is a headier style, clearly powerful with well-handled, ripe fruit and a core of liquorice that gives it a more serious tone. It has good acidity and freshness with fine tannins that support the fruit and give weight and definition to the palate. Good intensity here”.
92 points James Suckling
92 points Wine Advocate
Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Sub Region - Moulis
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml
This leading Moulis estate has viticultural connections dating back to 1560 and considered along with Chateau Poujeaux, the top two estates of the Moulis appellation.