Château Chasse Spleen 1988

June 18, 2019

Château Chasse-Spleen is one of the leading estates in the Moulis appellation in the Bordeaux wine growing region of France.

 

Classified as a Cru Bougeois since 2006, Chasse-Spleen, however, more often than not outperforms Médoc’s more renowned classed growths.

 

With a history tracing back to the 16th century, the château has been managed by women since 1976, when daughter of the Taillan Group’s founder Jacques Merlaut, Bernadette Villars took charge.

 

Following her example, daughter Claire ran the estate from 1992 until the turn of the century, when sister, Céline assumed the role of Chief Executive.

 

Today, the sizable property is managed by Céline and her husband, allowing her to ultimately follow both of her passions, wine and architecture. With over 104-hectares dedicated to vines, the château consistently turns out rich and concentrated, deeply-colored harmonious reds. Including their top wine, Chasse-Spleen, which is available at Blend Bistro & Wine Bar.

 

The 1988 vintage is a particularly good one and just 3 bottles are available just now.

 

Grape Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot

 

More than 30 years old now but it continues to behave well, exhibiting plenty of ripe, spicy, curranty fruit in its moderately intense nose, medium body, sweet, expansive fruit, and an easy-going finish. It is fully mature and ready to drink now.

 

TASTING NOTES:

  • Château Chasse Spleen 1988 has an intense cherry color, showing small iridescent tiles.

  • The nose shows intense aromas of red fruit (blackberries, plums) roasted (coffee, chocolate) and a smoked Fonfara.

  • The palate is a sweet way, not aggressive, tannins

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

For more information on this beautiful Bordeaux wine, please contact Laurent or Jonathan.

 

 

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