Chasse Spleen 2005


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Tasting Notes

Deep plum/ruby-colored to the rim, the medium-bodied 2005 Chasse Spleen offers up aromas of smoke, damp earth, charcoal, black cherries, and currants. The tannins dominate at present, so purchasers should cellar it for 5-6 years, and consume it over the following two decades

Score: 88Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

A beautiful offering from this top-notch Moulis estate, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Chasse Spleen offers up scents of cassis, minerals, and flowers. Medium-bodied, moderately tannic, rich, and potentially outstanding, it should be at its peak between 2012-2020+.

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

Score: 90James Suckling,, February 2008

Lovely berry, spice and cherry character. Full-bodied, with fine yet chewy tannins and a long finish. Structured and well-formed.

Score: 89/91James Suckling,, March 2006

Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Lively mineral note. Very juicy and flirtatious. Fruit and tannin in good balance. Savoury end.
Drink 2015-2025

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW,, March 2017

Bright crimson. Hidden but intriguing nose suggesting hidden depths and some complexity. Pretty classic left bank red Bordeaux with lovely 2005 velvety texture but really sappy dry, but not drying, tannins. The most classic of this flight of 2005 Médocs?

Score: 16Jancis Robinson MW,, February 2009

Dark crimson. Rather open, leafy nose with good lift. Lots of alcohol. Broad and sweet and a bit like stewed raspberries. Not unpleasant if not exactly classic. Fine tannins and lots of fruit and therefore a pleasing whole. Relatively relaxed and unforced, though pretty pinched tannins on the end. Quite concentrated palate with a dry finish after ripe fruit. Still embryonic - more youthful than many of its peers. Serious, very dry. Baby classed growth… Drink 2012-20

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2006

Fine concentrated colour, lovely fragrance, lifted Cabernet blackcurrant fruit, fine purity, dense, finely grained tannins, long and poised. Drink 2009-20.

Score: 17Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, April 2006

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