Chasse Spleen 2016

Moulis, Cru bourgeois

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Chasse-Spleen has a wonderful, detailed, mineral-driven bouquet that feels like a coiled spring at the moment. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, impressive depth and a pure but grippy, convincing finish. One of the best Chasse-Spleen in recent years. Bravo! This might represent one of the best quality-to-price ratios on the Left Bank.

Score: 93

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2022-2045 01 January 2019

The 2016 Chasse-Spleen has a very elegant bouquet with neatly integrated oak, the terroir really showing through here, hints of cedar and smoke emerging with time. The palate is fresh as a button on the entry. It is cut through with a superb line of acidity that engenders superb tension, the tannins firm but fine with a subtle marine influence towards the persistent finish. This is a fabulous Chasse-Spleen, the best I have ever tasted from the estate. It could end up at the top of by banded score.

Score: 92 - 94

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2021-2045 28 April 2017

The 2016 Chasse-Spleen is an earthy, powerful wine. There is good persistence, but the 2016 remains a bit rustic and hearty in style. Smoke, dried herbs, dried cherry and a whole range of savory Cabernet Sauvignon notes run through this expressive, hearty Moulis en Médoc.

Score: 88

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2018-2024 01 January 2019

The 2016 Chasse-Spleen is dense, powerful and super-concentrated. There is not a whole lot of subtlety, that much is obvious. Even so, the 2016 is quite pleasing. Scents of graphite, smoke, crème de cassis, licorice and dark spice infuse the racy, potent finish. The 2016 is a big boy. This hearty, flavorful Moulis will drink well with minimal cellaring. Tasted two times.

Score: 86 - 89

Antonio Galloni, 25 April 2017

Dark crimson. Scented and rather voluptuous. Not forced. Medium weight. Very classic. Pimento and satin somehow! Bone dry. Tannins maybe just a tad too much? Just slightly sour on the rather sudden end.

Score: 16

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2023-2032 17 April 2017

A solid and linear young wine with blackcurrant and berry character, a medium to full body and a savory finish. Another excellent, young Chasse-Spleen.

Score: 92 - 93

James Suckling, 24 March 2017