Chateau Chasse-Spleen

Chateau Chasse-Spleen

Château Chasse-Spleen is the leading Moulis estate along with Château Poujeaux. Although it is classified only as a Cru Bourgeois, it regularly outperforms many of the Médoc's more renowned classed growths. There are two theories behind the château's rather unusual name: firstly, that, when Lord Byron visited the estate in 1821, he remarked `Quel remède pour chasser le spleen`. Secondly, that it is named after Baudelaire's poem, Spleen.

Chasse-Spleen's wines were always noteworthy, though the quality improved dramatically with its acquisition by the Taillan Group, which also owns Château Haut-Bages-Libéral, in 1976. It was run by Bernadette Villars until she and her husband were killed in an accident while hiking in the Pyrénées in 1992. The property is now run by her daughter Claire.

Chasse-Spleen's wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It is matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months and is bottled unfiltered.

Chasse-Spleen wines are typically deeply-coloured and full-bodied on the palate, displaying oodles of ripe, black fruit, minerals and sometimes hints of chocolate.

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2012 Ch. Chasse Spleen, Moulis-en-Médoc, Bordeaux
Red
2012
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2008 Ch. Chasse Spleen, Moulis
Red
2008
Ready, but will keep
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2016 Ch. Chasse-Spleen, Moulis
Red
2016
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2011 Ch. Chasse Spleen, Moulis
Red
2011
Ready, but will keep
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2009 Ch. Chasse Spleen, Moulis
Red
2009
Ready, but will keep
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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1989 Ch. Chasse-Spleen, Moulis
Red
1989
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12.5% Alcohol
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2019 Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis-en-Médoc, Bordeaux
Red
2019
For laying down
Medium Bodied
Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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2010 Ch. Chasse Spleen, Moulis-en-Médoc, Bordeaux
Red
2010
For laying down
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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