En Primeur Chateau Chasse Spleen 2016 is now available to purchase
Once part of Château Grand-Poujeaux, Château Chasse Spleen was born in 1863 and is a leading estate in Moulis en Medoc. Its name has a poetic origin and is probably connected to the poem Spleen, whose author Charles Baudelaire visited the estate in the 19th century. In 1976 the property was bought by the Merlaut family who invested in both cellar and vineyards and increased its size. Today, grand daughter Claire Villars runs the estate.
“2016 Chasse-Spleen has a very elegant bouquet with neatly integrated oak, the terroir really showing through here, hints of cedar and smoke emerging with time. The palate is fresh as a button on the entry. It is cut through with a superb line of acidity that engenders superb tension, the tannins firm but fine with a subtle marine influence towards the persistent finish. This is a fabulous Chasse-Spleen, the best I have ever tasted from the estate. It could end up at the top of by banded score.” – 92/94 pts, Neal Martin, April 2017
“The fruit here is good, ripe and carefully extracted. There is freshness and the whole thing hangs together with well worked tannins, offering excellent quality for the mid-tier price of Médoc wines.” – 90 pts, Jane Anson, Decanter April 2017
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’, in bond. Price shown is per case (12x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK.