France - Beaujolais
Château Chasse Spleen 2005
|Grape||Cabernet-Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot.|
What We Say
A complex red wine from Moulis-en-Médoc, offering captivating aromas of black fruits and spices. The supple tannins bring an elegant maturity to this remarkable wine.
What They Say
Château Chasse-Spleen 2005 offers a dark ruby color, dense, brilliant and limpid and the nose is carried by the cherry and the black currant on a bottom of mentholated freshness. In the mouth, the attack is frank and lively, with aromas of cherry and cocoa beans, a powerful and well-balanced matter and a beautiful persistence.
About The Producer
Charles Baudelaire and Lord Byron were the most ardent and famous ambassadors of this wine, which is today among the most emblematic crus bourgeois of the Médoc. The vineyard, whose average age is 30 years, is planted on the best parcels of the Grand Poujeaux hillock, a deep gravelly soil. After manual harvesting, the vinification takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel and cement vats. The wine is traditionally aged for 12 to 14 months in oak barrels (40% of which are renewed every year). Fining is done with egg whites, before bottling, which is done at the château. Chasse Spleen was not included in the 1855 Classification because its owner at the time, Madame Castaing, was building up her estate as a result of an inheritance. It was consecrated an Exceptional Grand Cru Bourgeois in 1932. This distinction was confirmed at the time of the revision in June 2003. In the best years, Chasse Spleen can easily compete with the best classified growths of the Médoc.