2010 Chasse-Spleen Blanc, Moulis

SKU #1116510

Yes, you read that right. This is the very rare white from the star of Moulis. Very limited production, so limited that one almost never comes across a bottle of this unless you hoof it directly to the estate. It offers super fine richness and citric undertones on the nose, and it's quite lemony on the palate and quite full-bodied. If you love lobster, this is the ideal wine with which to wash it down!

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By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/27/2012  | Send Email
This hard to find white from the most consistant producer in Moulis won't be around long so act fast. Grapefruit, citrus pith, fresh cut melon and just squeezed Meyer lemon are some of the things that come to mind when this is poured. This is juicy and mouth watering yet there is a roundness to the white fig flavored middle that gives an impression of added weight. The fine finish of citrus fruit and powdered mineral ends in a feeling of steely freshness.

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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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