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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 85 
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationMoulis en Médoc

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2017 (based on 18 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.1 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 70 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by AndrewR on 4/6/2015 & rated 85 points: Perfect mid weight Tuesday night sipper. Lacking complexity or personality, tastes like generic red wine. But supple round generic supple red wine. Might come around in 5-10 years? This is a $20 bottle at best. (933 views)
 Tasted by Bordsvinet on 4/4/2015 & rated 89 points: A great wine with classical notes of currant, toasted coffee and cedar tree. Also some not that disturbing modern notes of vanilla and chocolate. Medum-bodied like we want it with elegance and finesse. Lacks a little complexity to be an outstanding wine. (691 views)
 Tasted by brianakrin on 2/20/2015 & rated 89 points: big , a bit rough and tumble. more time?

(I agree with 11/20/2014 - XAVIER AUERBACH,s review) (1036 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 1/4/2015 & rated 85 points: Masculine, firm and tannic, this old school, classic wine serves up tobacco, cedar, leaf, cassis and cranberry characteristics. (1945 views)
 Tasted by Lars A on 11/24/2014 flawed bottle: Bought 12+1 some years ago. The one bottle was for testing purposes tonfind out if the wine could stand cellaring untill.my sons confirmation in 4 years time.
Totally corked wine made this assessment impossible so now I.must rely on notes here from CT.
So PLEASE help me if you can
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/20/2014 & rated 88 points: The bouquet is still a bit locked. On the palate a slightly sweet start with ripe red fruits and cassis, some earthiness and beautiful oak. A really pleasant wine, ready now and the next few years. Give it some air before drinking. (1519 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 11/20/2014 & rated 88 points: Tasting of the Utrecht Wine Society (Utrecht, NL): Relatively sweet fruit, soft acidity, slightly drying tannins, vinous, nice weight but not very complex, decent length only. Lacks a bit of definition and depth. (1576 views)
 Tasted by Christoffer S on 10/24/2014 & rated 91 points: Mørk rød uten antydning til oransje kant. Mørke kraftige bær med toner av fiken. Sigarboks. Svært appelerende nese. I munn fin blåfrukt og modne tanniner. Utgang og ettersmak preges av fiken. Frisk. Medium+ lengde. (1239 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 10/20/2014: This time no emotions here. Damn vintage...
Meaty aromas, also violets and sandalwood.
Just fair on the palate with a good acidity and a short length.
Marched with brassed tuna in wasabi and citrius sauce plus presa iberica with colombian nuts and honey.

Sin emociones está vez. Maldita añada...
Aromas cárnicos, a violetas y sándalo.
Correcta en boca con buena acidez y corto recorrido.
Maridó un plato de atún en cítricos y wasabi y presa iberia con salsa de nueces colombianas y miel. (1593 views)
 Tasted by yvesbaeten on 7/17/2014 & rated 80 points: Un peudecevantassez plat ,peu d'expression ne s'ouvre pas ,trop vieux? (1294 views)
 Tasted by LIE-user on 3/26/2014 & rated 88 points: The first impression just after opening the bottle was a bit "shy". Strange tones in the nose, very diluted and metallic.

After about one hour it finds ground and gets a lot better. In the nose very round cabernet tones. In the mouth perhaps a little light weighted. (1867 views)
 Tasted by KristianT on 2/15/2014 & rated 91 points: Quite dark and spicy. Black fruit with peppery notes. Soft tannins. Perfectly mature now. Great Bordeaux. (1955 views)
 Tasted by maxima on 1/20/2014 & rated 87 points: Semble en déclin, nez sur le tertiaire, en bouche, court et un peu mince avec des notes tertaires. (1995 views)
 Tasted by spillwine on 10/5/2013 & rated 90 points: Dernière bouteille, la meilleure... Encore austère au départ, mais magnifiquement ouvert le jour 2. A décanter absolument. (2761 views)
 Tasted by drfloyd on 10/1/2013 & rated 89 points: No formal notes - solid bottle of bordeaux. Beautiful nose, nice fruit and a well defined tannic structure - what's not to like? (2177 views)
 Tasted by Vintomas on 8/11/2013 & rated 88 points: Nose: blackcurrants, a hint of tar, some pencil shavings and hints of iron filings, flowery notes with violets, some barnyard aromas and some emerging notes of maturity, but still a youngish nose.
Palate: medium bodied, blackcurrants, medium tannin, fine acidity, aftertaste of medium length.
Not a heavyweight, but a classically built Bordeaux from a "non-hot" vintage with good freshness. Works fine now, but will need some more years to peak. (2144 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/17/2013 & rated 87 points: Pas très grand comme bouteille, je m'attendais à mieux du cru malgré le millésime. Assez mince, dilué, un peu végétal. J'ai son côté bordelais classique, mais il manque de fond pour le rendre plaisant. (1992 views)
 Tasted by henrygjeffreys on 7/10/2013: tobacco on the nose
chewy, tannic, rather drying finish
not pretty or elegant but would probably be good with some robust food. (1968 views)
 Tasted by Prinsen on 6/30/2013 & rated 89 points: My first bottle of this wine since 2010 where it was very closed and not very impressive. This time it had develloped very positive with a significant smell of berries and a touch of farmyard. The wine devellopped very positive from 1-2 hours in the decanter. Medium length, very fruity taste with lots of tanins. Very comparable with many low-end cru classe wines. Good value for money. Will benefit from another 2-5 years in cellar and with potential to 10 years. (1475 views)
 Tasted by JustinHandlin87 on 6/12/2013 & rated 89 points: More red than purple in the color. The nose revealed some red fruit and earthy smells that you normally get from the medoc. Tasted some strawberry and cherry flavors with some minty undertones and slight oak that was well integrated. Medium finish. I liked it, but for the price, not exciting enough to purchase another. (1606 views)
 Tasted by Bisty on 3/31/2013 & rated 90 points: Drank against Château Meyney 2004.

Cassis, dark fruit with some slightly hot tones, clear notes of liquorice, a rather delicious mix.

Low on tannins and considering the slightly hot tones it will not improve in my mind. It was lovely with the grilled Easter lamb. Drink now-2016. (1712 views)
 Tasted by Perthor01 on 2/2/2013 & rated 91 points: Excellent.... (1979 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/11/2013 & rated 88 points: Decanted 1 hr in front. Wine opened very slowly. Not good not bad. Not to expressive. Wait some more years. (2180 views)
 Tasted by Barolo Raymond on 1/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Decanted 1 hr. Deep ruby, purple tinge in rim, widely spaced slow-moving narrow legs @ 13% abv. Nice medium(-)-medium nose developing Medoc aromas of blackberries, brambles, graphite, earth, rather closed. Dry, medium(-) acidity, medium(-) ripe tannins, medium alcohol and medium-medium(+) body. Medium-medium(+) flavours of blackberries, cherrries, pepper, leather, and cocoa. Very pleasant fresh texture, well-balanced tannins-alcohol-body-acidity. Medium-good length, 8+ secs, long fruit-driven finish with even a sweet ripe chocolate-covered cherry note in the end. Elegant and restrained, a good wine. (2039 views)
 Tasted by Perthor01 on 12/28/2012: Classical Bordeaux nose, dark fruits, graphite/minerals, and some oak. The palate is stuffed with elegant fruit, good medium body, earthy but with fruit to back it. This is a very good bordeaux at a decent price. (1947 views)
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By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, October 2006
(Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis) Really seductive fruit and some oak on the nose here. Ripe and svelte style of tannins on the palate, quite a firm structure, but with lots of fruit, flavour and character too. Good, fresh acidity. This is a delight. Another success for Claire Villars.  16.5+ points
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, April 2006
(Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis) A lovely colour here, quite vibrant and bright. Rather muted on the nose at first, but when worked hard in the glass it certainly opens out, revealing some dark, peppery black fruits with buttery overtones. Classic, restrained style on the palate, a middleweight texture, with a fine seam of tannin. Good acid structure. Ripe and nicely styled. This needs time, perhaps 4-8 years at least.  16.5+ points
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