Château Chasse Spleen 2016

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Château Chasse Spleen 2016

Moulis Red | 13.5°

Ref : 482147

51.00 51, 00

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 68 € / liter

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  • Keeping level 2024
  • Service temperature 18°
  • Grapes Petit Verdot
    Cabernet Sauvignon

Our food and wine pairings

  • Game
  • Red meats
  • Strong cheese

Our oenologists' opinion

Fruity and well-rounded

Dark ruby colour with garnet highlights. Beautiful nose already open of roasted black fruits, stewed fruits, then animal notes of fur, finely woody toasted notes. Well-balanced, with good body, fatness, finesse and elegance, frank and straightforward. Beautiful character with hints of pepper, raspberries, notes of hard caramel, signed animal hints, ripe tannins, enveloped, frank, signed.



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 this name to Lord Byron passing through France, others to Charles Baudelaire visiting a neighbour of the castle, Odilon Redon, illustrator of Spleen and Ideal.

Domain and appellation

  • Château Chasse Spleen

    The passion of wine livens the Château Chasse Spleen up since more than 30 years, when it was ran by Bernadette Villars, the daughter of Jacques Merlaut. Since then, the family establishment has been ran by her daughters, Claire and then Céline. The latest has deeply linked this Château with another great one, the Château Camensac, by purchasing this domain with her uncle Jean Merlaut, already in charge of the Château Gruaud Larose.


    • Terroir: The soil of the domain extending on 92 hectares is made of clay, limestones and gravels.

    • Wine-making: The grapes are put in tanks made of concrete and stainless steel. The alcoholic fermentation lasts for about 10 days. Remontages are made: the juice at the bottom of the tank is put on the top of it, so that is goes through the marc and takes its aromas and its tannins. A two-week maceration follows before the malolactic fermentations. Then the wine ages for 18 months in a half-buried cellar.
  • Main grape

  • Grapes Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grapes
    • Petit Verdot : 5%
    • Merlot : 50%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 45%

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