Château Chasse-second Spleen’s wine has been released. Using the same vines as the great wine, this is a wine that has the same care and attention. Château Chasse-Spleen is a must-try for any serious connoisseur’s collection. On the midway point between Margaux and Saint-Julien, this château has a variety of soil types ranging from gravel to clay-limestone.
On apperance, it os ruby red, with medium-sized windows. On the nose, as weet cassis with a hint of green bell pepper, herbal twist, a touch of leather and barnyard aromas, medium strength. Tannins are present but matured. Packs a medium acidity but is also delicate, mineral and not excessively fruity. A well-rounded composition with a fair degree of polish. Elegant, herbaceous, and fresh with a cold touch.
The original owner of the château, Mme Castaing, was given portions of Grand Poujeaux that were among the best in the country. A little too late to take part in the categorization of 1855, sadly. With only five other assets in the Cru Bourgeois list, a new categorization in 1932 elevated Chasse Spleen to Outstanding Cru Bourgeois status. The second wine produced at this historic castle is called Héritage de Chasse Spleen.
L’Héritage de Chasse Spleen, from the estate’s youngest vines and the same fantastic gravel terrain as the Moulis star, is even more precocious. In order to improve the overall quality of her products, Céline Villars, the company owner, executes a meticulous sorting and ripping process on the weakest plots. A total of four lots make up the vineyard, which is predominantly situated on gravelly and deep soils. The average age of vines is 35 years. 70% of the land is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% to Merlot, and 7% to Petit Verdot. Known for its terroir and exceptional wines, this well-known estate in the Médoc region is named for an important poet who passed through the area. This silky and warm wine is the result of manual harvesting, regulated fermentation, and maturation in traditional oak barrels.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.