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Chasse Spleen 2019

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Moulis
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

Offering up aromas of cassis, plums, pencil lead and licorice, the 2019 Chasse-Spleen is medium to full-bodied, with a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins that assert themselves on the finish with a very civilized expression of Moulis-typical grip. Forget it for a decade and follow it for the next two. - drink 2029-2049

William Kelley, RobertParker.com (April 2022), April 2022

The 2019 Chasse-Spleen has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry and bilberry fruit, undergrowth and tobacco - classic Médoc really. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of feisty red fruit, modest depth and showing some austerity towards the finish. A more cerebral Left Bank 2019, though I would have liked a bit more persistence. This might be entering an awkward adolescence. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. Drink 2024-2040.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (Southwold), February 2023

Aromas of cassis, black cherries, licorice, dried tobacco and wet earth. Some leafy character, too. Medium-bodied with chewy tannins and vibrant, juicy fruit character. Firm and compact with hints of crushed stones in the finish. A little timid at the end. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc. Drink after 2024.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2022

The 2019 Chasse-Spleen is medium to deep garnet-purple in color. It leaps with compelling scents of black raspberry, crushed blackcurrants, and lavender, followed by suggestions of cedar and cloves. The medium-bodied palate delivers vibrant black and red fruits with a firm, grainy texture and plenty of freshness, finishing spicy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

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. 2025 - 2050

Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2022
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