1989 Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis en Médoc Wine Tasting Note


1989 Château Chasse-Spleen  (Moulis en Médoc) 92

At age 20, this wine nonetheless tasted several years younger tan that. Filled with layers of deep, ripe black fruit, herbs, earth, and tobacco scents, this full bodied wine has come together nicely. Still young, this wine will offer pleasure for at least another 20 more years. The wine will fool a lot of people in a blind tasting.

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Chasse Spleen Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Chasse Spleen, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Chasse Spleen needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Chasse Spleen is usually better with at least 6-9 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Chasse Spleen offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Chasse Spleen with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Chasse Spleen is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau Chasse Spleen is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Chasse Spleen is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

The estate also makes a small amount of white Bordeaux wine under the name of Blanc de Chasse Spleen Blanc. Chateau Chasse Spleen makes two second wines, L'Ermitage de Chasse Spleen and L'Oratoire de Chasse Spleen which made their debut in 1982.

Chateau Chasse Spleen produces over 40,000 cases of red Bordeaux wine per vintage. The family also owns vines in the Haut Medoc appellation where they produce a wine called, Heritage de Chasse Spleen.