Laguna Cellar featuring Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc

Château Chasse-Spleen 1996

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• Domaine: Château Chasse-Spleen
• Appellation (AOC): Moulis en Médoc
• Classification: Cru Bourgeois
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Tasting Notes

"I tasted this wine on three separate occasions, and although it possesses impressive structure and enough depth of fruit, it is disjointed and exhibits an astringent finish - largely because of the high tannin level. If it fleshes out and the tannin sweetens, the wine will merit a score in the upper eighties. For now, it is a deep purple-colored, Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine with medium body, and strong tannin in both the flavor and finish. It is made in a style that will not provide much charm or pleasure for 7-8 years. It should keep for two decades." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/24/1997, Issue 110), Rating: 86-87

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