Chasse Spleen 2009
Beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and cassis fruit as well as incense and graphite jump from the glass of this inky ruby/purple-colored wine. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, dense and rich, this is one of the stars of Moulis in 2009. Given its low acidity but abundant tannin, I suspect it could close down in a few years and last two decades.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012|
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, wood, and alcohol, it is a lush beauty to enjoy over the next 20+ years. (Tasted two times.)
|Score: 90/92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
This has a slightly disjointed nose at first, blackberry, a touch of smoke, something a little estuarine perhaps. Coalescing nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied: firm tannins, good definition, a slight powdery texture, very fine clarity and sense of joie de vivre towards the symmetrical finish. Conservative but very well focused. Tasted March 2010.
|Score: 84/86||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2010|
There are a lot of concentrated flavours with rich cassis backed by firmer fresher sloe and bilberry. The rounded tannins add suppleness and the ripeness of the fruit gives flesh on the mid palate and richness at the back. Drink 2020-2040.
|Score: 89/92||Derek Smedley MW, April 2010|
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