Chasse Spleen 2009

Moulis, Cru bourgeois

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Tasting Notes

Beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and cassis fruit as well as incense and graphite jump from the glass of this inky ruby/purple-colored wine. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, dense and rich, this is one of the stars of Moulis in 2009. Given its low acidity but abundant tannin, I suspect it could close down in a few years and last two decades.

Score: 90

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 01 March 2012

The 2009 is the finest Chasse Spleen since the 1989. Its deep purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, black currants, sweet spice, and a hint of Chinese black tea. Full-bodied and opulent with well-integrated acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol, it is a lush beauty to enjoy over the next 20+ years. (Tasted two times.)

Score: 90 - 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2010-30 01 April 2010

Shows pretty plum and spice character, with full body, velvety tannins and a dried lemon and subtle fruit aftertaste. Rich and structured. Try in 2016.

Score: 92

James Suckling, - Maturity: 2016+ 15 February 2012

Subtle aromas of currant, spices and milk chocolate follow through to a full body, with a solid and polished core of tannins and a silky-textured finish

Score: 90 - 93

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 31 March 2010

Light, delicate Margaux-like scent. Fragrant and easy. A little malted milk tablet on the finish. Nice, gentle, lots of pleasure even if little drama. Just slight astringency on the finish.

Score: 16 - 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2016-2026 31 March 2010

Tasted at Vintex. This Chasse-Spleen has a lovely, well defined bouquet with black berry, plum, wild hedgerow and a touch of tobacco. The palate is dense, sinewy with firm tannins, tangible backbone and structure, with a dense, tannic finish that dominates the fruit at the moment. It will be intriguing to see how this develops because that finish is slightly metallic and hard. Tasted March 2010.

Score: 84 - 86

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 29 March 2010