2015 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)
This is a very solid 2015 with lots of tannin and fruit at the finish. Full body. Long finish. Impressive. One of the best ever from here.
Barrel Sample. The pure red-fruit flavors of this wine shoot through the firm tannins to give freshness while allowing plenty of space for the development of the tannins. It is a wine that shows both the fruit and the structure of the vintage. (RV)
Enticing, with a tangy iron note to the fresh red currant and bitter cherry fruit flavors, followed by a lingering sanguine edge on the pleasantly dusty finish. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chasse Spleen has a slightly introverted bouquet: earthy red berry fruit and dried herbs, perhaps conservative in the scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of chewiness on the entry, good body though needing more finesse and delineation to develop through its élevage. A stocky and somewhat saline Chasse Spleen that needs 3-4 years in bottle. (NM)
The 2015 Chasse-Spleen is an attractive, mid-weight Moulis that will drink well upon release. Understated and supple, yet also persistent on the palate, the 2015 speaks to balance above all else. Sweet red cherry, mint, licorice and wild flowers add aromatic intrigue on the inviting, nicely layered finish. (AG)