CHÂTEAU CHASSE SPLEEN 2017
Ref : 489197
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 68 € / liter
1 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level 2024
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Garnet colour with dark brick highlights, frank and open nose of black fruit coulis, blackcurrant gratin, woody notes of cinnamon, good balance on a full-bodied, fleshy wine, nice character quite signed with roasted aromas of, animal notes, notes of boxwood and pepper, the tannins are ripe and soft with good straightforward length and a little finesse.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Some attribute the name to Lord Byron, who was visiting France, others to Charles Baudelaire, who was visiting a neighbour of the castle, Odilon Redon, illustrator of Spleen and Ideal.
Domain and appellation
CHÂTEAU CHASSE SPLEEN
The passion for wine has animated the Château Chasse Spleen for more than 30 years, when it was then directed by Bernadette Villars, daughter of Jacqes Merlaut. Since, the direction of the family establishment was revived by her daughters, first Clair then Céline. The latter has intimately linked the Château to another great name, Château Camensac, by buying this estate with her uncle Jean Merlaut, already in charge of the Château Gruaud Larose.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot : 42.0%
- Cabernet Franc : 2.0%
- Petit Verdot : 6.0%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 50.0%