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Founded in 1720, Chateau Chasse-Spleen is an essential reference among fine Moulis wines, an appellation located in the heart of the Medoc region. The name Chasse-Spleen, acquired in 1863, is inspired by Anglo-Saxon culture and Baudelaire. The estate has been run since 2000 by Céline Villars.
Chateau Chasse-Spleen boasts a very beautiful terroir on a gravelly outcropping in the Grand Poujeaux area.
A cool, dry winter preceded a spring marked by heavy rainfall in April and frost in May, which had a slight impact on the vineyard. June was rainy, but July was very hot. This hot, dry summer lead to a rapid and even veraison. As the harvest drew closer, the temperature variations between daytime and nighttime favored the aromatic quality of the grapes harvested at optimum ripeness.
Cabernet Sauvignon (52%)
Petit verdot (6%)
Cabernet franc (2%).
The nose blends subtle vanilla fragrances with intense fruity notes (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants) and floral notes (old rose).
A refreshing and generous attack gives way to a pleasant palate, whose velvety tannins harmoniously combine with woody notes, conferred by the aging period. Throughout the tasting experience, the palate is seduced by this wine’s length and aromatic expression.
Reaching its peak from 2025, this 2019 Chateau Chasse-Spleen has a promising aging potential and can be cellared until around 2045.