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Château Chasse Spleen, 2019

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Masterful left-bank Bordeaux with great ageing potential

Opens with intense aromatics of fresh cassis, vanilla and dried rose petals. Firm and dry on the palate with a fleshy core of dark cherry, blackberry and plums along with notes of liquorice, mint and fresh pencil shavings. Generously rounded off with a savoury and persistent finish.

  • 16.5pts Jancis Robinson (Tasted Nov '21)
  • 92pts Robert Parker (Tasted Apr '22)
  • 93pts Neal Martin (Tasted Feb '22)
  • Blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Food Pairing: Duck fillet w/ spiced cabbage, game pies, grilled rack of lamb

Cellaring: Now to 2045

 STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

"Chasse-Spleen has it in its grasp to make great wines, and the 2019 is one of them" Neal Martin, Feb '22. This is an estate that is constantly ranked as one of the most outstanding in the Moulis-en-Medoc commune, bordering the mighty Margaux. A wine with incredible potential, it is drinking well now but will starting hitting its peak from 2025. Chasse-Spleen can be translated as "forget-me-not" or "to chase away the blues". Once tasted, we're sure you'll be inclined to agree.

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