Chasse Spleen 2011

RegionBordeaux
SubregionMoulis
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Bordeaux2011Chasse SpleenBT10240.00cs85/87 RPAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

I had some sample variation when tasting this wine, but at its best, it is a medium-bodied, straightforward Medoc displaying classic herbal and black currant notes as well as light but noticeable tannin in the short finish.

Score: 85/87Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012

Tasted three times, it was difficult to obtain the aromatic profile on the nose with blackberry and wild hedgerow. The palate has a succulent entry with furry tannins. Fine acidity, nicely balanced and rather foursquare on the dry, tobacco finish. Rigid and upright. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 88/90Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

This popular cru bourgeois is situated in the village of Moulis in the Medoc and owned by the same family as Gruaud Larose, Haut Bages Liberal and Ferriere. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. This relatively simple wine has notes of strawberries, a touch of vanilla and rather high acidity. A lack of flesh here.

Score: 13.5Farr Vintners, March 2012

Black fruits dominate the nose quite ripe and the mix of cassis and black cherry gives richness on the mid palate. Under the sweetness there are some firm tannins but they feel quite ripe and the bilberry towards the back refreshes the finish.

Score: 86/89Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

The price may not have come down enough to make this a must-buy in 2011, but it's still a comparative return to form for this ever-popular château. Less chewy than Chasse-Spleen often is, it's firm and concentrated, but with some freshness. 6+ years.

Score: 90Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Attractive fragrance of summer berries, clarity and vigour plus elegance, balance and potential. Drink 2015-2025

Score: 16.5Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2012

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