2018 Chasse-Spleen (Moulis)

Origin
Moulis, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
92 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019
16 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
89-91 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2019
91-93 points, Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com, April 2019
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Chasse Spleen continues as the modern, vibrant face of Moulis, with lovely violet edging to the colour. The oak seems higher here than in its peers, accompanied by strong aromatics of damson and vanilla bean. Some rosemary hints come in after a few minutes in the glass. It`s good quality and made in the estate`s signature, with the freshness helping to balance the oak flourish. Clear spicing runs through the finish. Drink 2024 - 2036. 92 points

Julia Harding

Polished and fun on the nose though a little lean on the palate. Quite brisk, dry and testing though certainly classical. 16 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Chasse-Spleen is especially dense and fruity in this vintage. Dense red cherry fruit, espresso, mint, dried flower and licorice are all generously rendered in this gorgeous, incredibly delicious Moulis. More than anything else, Chasse-Spleen has a gorgeous sense of immediacy and pure pleasure. 89-91 points

Chris Kissack

This is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The yield was just 19 hl/ha, and the alcohol a modest 13.5%. It has a fresh and crunchy style of fruit, rather pretty, with blackcurrant, red cherry and a touch of bay leaf on the nose. The palate continues in this more delicate style, with macerated red cherries, chalk dust, a little wrapping of praline and vanillin oak too, ensconced within a medium bodied texture and supported by a loose bed of lightly chalky tannins bring a touch of grip to the length. Attractive, but lighter, cooler and fresher than some. The élevage will be in 40% new oak and 60% second-fill oak. 91-93 points

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