Château Chasse-Spleen 2010
Château Chasse-Spleen is a winery in the Moulis-en-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux region of France, just north-west of Margaux. Château Chasse-Spleen was selected as one of six Crus Exceptionnels in the Cru Bourgeois classification of 1932, and through later revisions until the annulment of the classification in 2007. The estate is today widely considered to be of cru classé standard.
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The soil is left impoverished after this 2009 vintage. The harvests barely over, it starts pouring raining heavily. The rain is back in the springtime after a harsh winter. Alas it lingers on the Merlot flower and triggers flower abortion and millerandage over a third of the surface.
The start of the summer is scorching. August is noticeable thanks to the temperature difference between night and day. The rain is still absent; on the other hand, the night great freshness of the nights and the moderately high temperatures of the days tend to limit drying out. However, there was a growing concern regarding this drying out, hence the great relief all over Médoc after a few days of heavy rain in early September. The rain is well timed in reaching us during the harvests, at the time of the Merlot / Cabernet-Sauvignon respite.
Dark garnet-red, unclouded and bright.
Nose of fresh roses, cherry, pencil. Freshness. Sapwood with hints of vanilla.
Silky structure around a fine, enveloping and powerful grain.
Cherry and blackberry aromas.
Cabernet sauvignon : 55%, Merlot : 40%, Petit verdot : 5%
Merlot : 4th - 12th october
Cabernet sauvignon : 12th - 23th october
Petit verdot : 12th - 13th october
- Moulis en Medoc
- Main grape variety
- Cabernet sauvignon 55% - Merlot 40% - Petit verdot 5%
- Red Meat - game
- black currant and black cherry fruit with some licorice - roasted herbs and forest floor.