Château Chasse-Spleen 2018
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, one of the underrated jewels of Bordeaux. The name means "to chase away the blues" or "dispels melancholy” as it truly does! The vineyard area extends 80 hectares, with the three grape varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and, Petit Verdot. This wine is a blend of all three wonderful grapes 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.
The color of Château Chasse Spleen 2018 is dark, deep red, brilliant. The nose gives off aromas of smoked cedar, cocoa and pepper, with a strong predominance of blackcurrant. On the palate, it is frank, powerful, full-bodied and very rich. The tannins are muffled and balanced. In the long run, the tannins will melt and all the complexity of a great Bordeaux will reveal itself. The finish is all black cherry.
Butterflied leg of lamb, and game.
Region and Country: Moulis-en-Médoc, Bordeaux - France