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Château Chasse-Spleen

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2023
90
Flowers, herbs, cedar, tobacco, and red berries, shine in this medium-bodied, fresh, bright, effort, The wine is crisp, and chewy, with a chalky, firm finish. Drink from 2026-2043. 89-91 Pts.

Flowers, herbs, cedar, tobacco, and red berries, shine in this medium-bodied, fresh, bright, effort, The wine is crisp, and chewy, with a chalky, firm finish. Drink from 2026-2043. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
90
Tobacco leaf, underbrush, cedar, and currants form the core of the wine. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine is crunchy, crisp, and classic with a savory edge to firm finish. Drink from 2025-2040. 89-91 Pts.

Tobacco leaf, underbrush, cedar, and currants form the core of the wine. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine is crunchy, crisp, and classic with a savory edge to firm finish. Drink from 2025-2040. 89-91 Pts.

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2021
89
Strong underbrush, leafy tobacco, herbs, olives and cedar notes accompany the bright red fruits on the medium-bodied, chewy, peppery-spiced palate. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-90

Strong underbrush, leafy tobacco, herbs, olives and cedar notes accompany the bright red fruits on the medium-bodied, chewy, peppery-spiced palate. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-90

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2020
90
Red and black cherries, spice box and dried flowers shoot from the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh and lively, with a brisk, spicy red berry, tea and olive finish. Drink from 2025-2040.

Red and black cherries, spice box and dried flowers shoot from the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh and lively, with a brisk, spicy red berry, tea and olive finish. Drink from 2025-2040.

2,762 Views   Tasted
Tobacco, herbs, flowers and red fruits combine on the nose. On the medium-bodied palate, this classic styled wine delivers bright, fresh red fruits, soft tannins and a crisp, almost crunchy red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

Tobacco, herbs, flowers and red fruits combine on the nose. On the medium-bodied palate, this classic styled wine delivers bright, fresh red fruits, soft tannins and a crisp, almost crunchy red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

1,948 Views   Tasted
2019
90
Showing much better in the bottle after the aging process, the medium-bodied, soft, fresh wine is focused on its core of ripe, sweet, currants, tobacco and spice. Not very weighty, but it makes up for that with its elegance and finesse. Drink from 2024-2037.

Showing much better in the bottle after the aging process, the medium-bodied, soft, fresh wine is focused on its core of ripe, sweet, currants, tobacco and spice. Not very weighty, but it makes up for that with its elegance and finesse. Drink from 2024-2037.

3,240 Views   Tasted
Herbs, tobacco, red berries and cedar in the nose bring you to a medium-bodied, fresh, bright, lifted, sweet and tart, floral red plum and cassis-packed finish. 89-91 Pts

Herbs, tobacco, red berries and cedar in the nose bring you to a medium-bodied, fresh, bright, lifted, sweet and tart, floral red plum and cassis-packed finish. 89-91 Pts

5,530 Views   Tasted
2018
89
Cedar and tobacco lead off the perfume before you get to the spicy, cranberry, red currants and herbs. Bright, crisp, chewy, medium-bodied, classic, and crunchy, give this at least 5 or more years in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine blends 45% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Cedar and tobacco lead off the perfume before you get to the spicy, cranberry, red currants and herbs. Bright, crisp, chewy, medium-bodied, classic, and crunchy, give this at least 5 or more years in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine blends 45% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

3,331 Views   Tasted
Cranberry and cassis in a bright, medium-bodied, lean format with a dried red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

Cranberry and cassis in a bright, medium-bodied, lean format with a dried red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

3,378 Views   Tasted
2017
88
Crisp and peppery, the cassis has a juicy quality that carries through to the classically styled finish.

Crisp and peppery, the cassis has a juicy quality that carries through to the classically styled finish.

3,886 Views   Tasted
2016
88
Quite bright, this medium/full bodied, fresh, sharp, crisp, cassis and cranberry filled wine is made for lovers of older, classically styled Bordeaux. The wine leans to the cedar, tobacco leaf and piquant red fruit oriented side of the style range.

Quite bright, this medium/full bodied, fresh, sharp, crisp, cassis and cranberry filled wine is made for lovers of older, classically styled Bordeaux. The wine leans to the cedar, tobacco leaf and piquant red fruit oriented side of the style range.

3,870 Views   Tasted
At its medium/full bodied core, you find, juicy, black and red fruits, tobacco, and cherries with a note of espresso bean. Give this a few more years to develop and it will be even better. This is probably the best wine here since 1989!

At its medium/full bodied core, you find, juicy, black and red fruits, tobacco, and cherries with a note of espresso bean. Give this a few more years to develop and it will be even better. This is probably the best wine here since 1989!

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2015
84
Light, bright and tight, with crispness to the cassis and tartness in the cranberry, the wine is lean and with more freshness than fruit.

Light, bright and tight, with crispness to the cassis and tartness in the cranberry, the wine is lean and with more freshness than fruit.

3,399 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, classically styled with salty tannins, light, bright, red fruits and a crisp finish. 87-89 Pts

Medium bodied, classically styled with salty tannins, light, bright, red fruits and a crisp finish. 87-89 Pts

5,896 Views   Tasted
2014
88
Forward, soft and fresh, this wine has a bright center of black cherry and cassis, which is complicated by hints of dark, bitter chocolate and a red fruit–filled finish. 87-89 Pts

Forward, soft and fresh, this wine has a bright center of black cherry and cassis, which is complicated by hints of dark, bitter chocolate and a red fruit–filled finish. 87-89 Pts

4,237 Views   Tasted
2013
82
Light and lean, with tart red fruits with an acidic, tart finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot.

Light and lean, with tart red fruits with an acidic, tart finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot.

2,947 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Classic, medium bodied, oaky, firm wine, with a crisp, spicy, blackberry oriented finish.

Classic, medium bodied, oaky, firm wine, with a crisp, spicy, blackberry oriented finish.

2,911 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, with a core of black cherries and earth, the wine finishes with dusty tannins and red fruits.

Medium bodied, with a core of black cherries and earth, the wine finishes with dusty tannins and red fruits.

2,577 Views   Tasted
2010
89
Bright black and red berries, spice box, herb and wood in the nose, the wine is on the fresh side of the sweet and tart side of the style range.

Bright black and red berries, spice box, herb and wood in the nose, the wine is on the fresh side of the sweet and tart side of the style range.

8,568 Views   Tasted
2009
88
Spice, herbs, earth and tart cherry scents lead to a tight, tannic wine, with drying sensations in the red fruit, dominated finish. Perhaps time will soften the tannins.

Spice, herbs, earth and tart cherry scents lead to a tight, tannic wine, with drying sensations in the red fruit, dominated finish. Perhaps time will soften the tannins.

9,768 Views   Tasted
2008
87
Medium bodied, soft textured and serving up a lot of freshness in its melange of dark, red fruits, this can easily age for a few more years, allowing all its components to come further together as its a bit tight and simple at the moment.

Medium bodied, soft textured and serving up a lot of freshness in its melange of dark, red fruits, this can easily age for a few more years, allowing all its components to come further together as its a bit tight and simple at the moment.

4,238 Views   Tasted
2006
85
Firm, stoic, austere, old-school, crunchy red berry-packed wine with a strong touch of green peppery herbs and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate.

Firm, stoic, austere, old-school, crunchy red berry-packed wine with a strong touch of green peppery herbs and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate.

2,311 Views   Tasted
2005
88
Tannic, firm, classically styled, with an austere, herb or leaf tinged personality is dominated by crisp red berries and spice. This clearly needs another 5 or more years to come around.

Tannic, firm, classically styled, with an austere, herb or leaf tinged personality is dominated by crisp red berries and spice. This clearly needs another 5 or more years to come around.

6,245 Views   Tasted
Dark in color, but light in flavor. This medium bodied, red fruit dominated, bright, earthy, tannic wine is still tight at the moment. Give it at least another 5-7 years.

Dark in color, but light in flavor. This medium bodied, red fruit dominated, bright, earthy, tannic wine is still tight at the moment. Give it at least another 5-7 years.

10,280 Views   Tasted
2004
85
Masculine, firm and tannic, this old school, classic wine serves up tobacco, cedar, leaf, cassis and cranberry characteristics.

Masculine, firm and tannic, this old school, classic wine serves up tobacco, cedar, leaf, cassis and cranberry characteristics.

4,361 Views   Tasted
2003
89
Easy drinking charmer, without any of the excess you often find in this vintage. The wine is round, accessible and with a soft, red berry, earth and tobacco character. This is drinking at what is probably its peak today.

Easy drinking charmer, without any of the excess you often find in this vintage. The wine is round, accessible and with a soft, red berry, earth and tobacco character. This is drinking at what is probably its peak today.

5,308 Views   Tasted
2000
90
With a nose packed with earth, black plums, tobacco and cassis, this powerful, tannic, deep wine could easily pass for a Classified Growth.If you're going to open it now, leave it in the decanter for an hour or more. Else, give it a few more years to allow the firm tannins to soften. As the 1989 is still going strong, this should continue to age for a long time.

With a nose packed with earth, black plums, tobacco and cassis, this powerful, tannic, deep wine could easily pass for a Classified Growth.If you're going to open it now, leave it in the decanter for an hour or more. Else, give it a few more years to allow the firm tannins to soften. As the 1989 is still going strong, this should continue to age for a long time.

7,432 Views   Tasted
1989
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.

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.

6,247 Views   Tasted