2009 Chasse Spleen, Bordeaux
- Bordeaux, Moulis en Medoc
92 Points Rober Parker
The 2009 is the finest Chasse Spleen since the 1989. Its deep purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, black currants, sweet spice, and a hint of Chinese black tea. Full-bodied and opulent with well-integrated acidity, tannin and wood.
Rober Parker : "it could close down in a few years and last two decades."
Perfect pairing with red meat or cheese.
The Winery : Chasse-Spleen
Chateau Chasse Spleen was once part of a much larger Haut Medoc estate that sold their wine under the name of Chateau Grand-Poujeaux . In 1822, the Bordeaux wine estate was split as follows; half the property became Chateau Gressier-Grand-Poujeaux and the other half eventually became the foundation for what would become 3 Bordeaux estates, Chateau Maucaillou , Chateau Poujeaux-Theil and of course, Chateau Chasse Spleen.The terroir is gravel, with clay and chalk in the soil. A small 2 hectare portion of vines is planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon , for the production of a dry, white Bordeaux wine.
Did you know ?
There are numerous stories trying to explain the name of Chateau Chasse Spleen. The best possibilities are poetic. The first version is, it was due to a visit by Lord Byron in 1821. During that visit, Bryon was so moved, he was quoted, “Quel remede pour chasser le spleen”, which when loosely translated means, What remedy to remove the spleen? The other equally poetic explanation is attributed to the poem Spleen, whose author Charles Baudelaire also visited Chasse Spleen.
92 Points @ Rober Parker | 91 Points @ Wine Enthusiast
- 65% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 30% Merlot
- 5 % Petit Verdot