All structure and tannin over the austere black fruits. The wine at this stage is powered by its texture rather than the fruit.
A beautiful effort from Chasse-Spleen, this dense purple wine exhibits plenty of black currant and black cherry fruit with some licorice, roasted herbs and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and supple, the final blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot has produced a fleshy, succulent style of Chasse-Spleen to drink over the next 15+ years.
Very supple and refined, with a crumpled velvet feel to the smoldering bay, tobacco and mulled spice hints surrounding the core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. Flashes of cedar and sandalwood hang through the fine-grained finish. Rustic and lovely. Drink now through 2017
A wine that is almost salty as well as fruity. Full, juicy and lightly chewy.
Below is a listing of the wine review scores we frequently reference in our notes. While these sources remain an excellent source of information, we always recommend that you trust your own palate. Scores in these publications often represent the personal taste of an individual critic, which may not always coincide with your own. We have a huge team of excellent wine professionals that can match wines you've had in the past with new arrivals that meet your flavor profile.
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2012 Bodegas Castano "Solanera Vinas Viejas" Yecla
2009 de Birot, Côtes de Bordeaux
2012 Grey's Peak (Greystone) Pinot Noir Waipara
2005 York Creek "Estate" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $45)
2013 Riposte "The Dagger" Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia (Elsewhere $22+)