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2005 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc

SKU #1038803 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Great, spicy new wood flavors are balanced by the intense, solid fruits and deep, almost brooding tannins. This is a big wine, but it still preserves a good sense of proportion. (RV) Inner quote mark (6/2006)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark *One Star* Despite the fact that this wine is 40% Merlot, it comes equipped with tannins more reminiscent of St. Estephe than anywhere else in Bordeaux. It inner pieces are quite lovely, however, and if one is willing to take the decade-long risk that the currant and wild flower character of its aromas and underlying flavors will emerge fully with time, then this wine offers the chance that substantial rewards are in the offing. Inner quote mark (3/2008)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Shows blackberry and fresh mushroom on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and an aftertaste of chocolate and delicate fruit. (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2008)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this is a relatively big 2005 and somewhat larger than usual for Chasse-Spleen. The wine offers fairly high tannin but ripe, concentrated fruit. Dense, youthful ruby/garnet in color, with notes of cassis, saddle leather and spice, this wine could use another several years of cellaring and should keep 15+ years. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2015)

Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark An honest, old-fashioned style, this has a touch of rusticity to its tannin, balanced by cassis and herbal flavors that will match a plate of cured meats and sausages. Inner quote mark (10/2008)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/11/2015 | Send Email
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Great vintage and a fine property. This wine can be cellared a few more years. Very good value.
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By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/18/2008 | Send Email
This wine is a steal though I feel guilty drinking it so early. All the classic Bordeaux aromas are here: cassis, cedar, spice, earth and smoke. Give this wine a few years; the tannins and acid dominate, but the sweet fruit in the background tells of great things to come.

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