2018 Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis-en-Médoc is now released.
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Once part of Château Grand-Poujeaux, Château Chasse Spleen was founded 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.
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.
Chasse Spleen continues as the modern, vibrant face of Moulis, with lovely violet edging to the colour. The oak seems higher here than in its peers, accompanied by strong aromatics of damson and vanilla bean. Some rosemary hints come in after a few minutes in the glass. It's good quality and made in the estate's signature, with the freshness helping to balance the oak flourish. Clear spicing runs through the finish.Drinking Window 2024 - 2036- 92 pts Jane Anson, Decanter