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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 90 
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationMoulis en Médoc
UPC Code(s)3419466193329, 400002572206

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2017 and 2030 (based on 32 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chasse Spleen on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.6 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 35 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by DonCapullo on 7/29/2015 & rated 90 points: This is quite a good effort - dark fruit cedar notes quite elegant and structured - very attractive at the moment. (421 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/18/2015 & rated 92 points: Tasted the Chasse Spleen 2010 and 2011 completely blind beside each other, only knowing it was Bordeaux. This will be one comparative tasting note. The 2010 showed a lot of vanilla and toast in the bouquet at first. Later it was a bit dusty with good cassis and graphite. The 2011 had the same toast, cassis and graphite, but also showed some smoke and peach(?). On the palate the 2011 was harmonious with the bouquet with dark forest fruits, oak, smoke, some sweetness, juicy acidity and mild tannin. The 2010 was 2 or 3 steps better on all points. Much more beautiful cassis and other dark berry fruits, some good bell pepper, firm but good acidity and oak, sticky tannin and firm bitterness. The 2010 still needs many years so it all can integrate. The 2011 was, with some air, much easier to like. Maybe most significant at the moment was the difference in color. The 2011 fairly light and even a bit transparent, while the 2010 was still purple and quite dark. Overall two nice wines with each their own merits; the 2011 probably at its peak between 2020 and 2025, but the 2010 will probably reach its maturity around 2024 and will most likely be really nice until at least 2030. My scores: 2011 87 - 88. 2010 91 – 92. (903 views)
 Tasted by Jasper May on 4/15/2015 & rated 88 points: Carmine at the rim - shy nose of graphite and slight dark fruits. Medium bodied, a bit hard and angular at the moment, fresh and tannic - most of the fruit is buried at this point in time - leave a couple of years before trying the next bottle, not ready. (2067 views)
 Tasted by laralh on 2/21/2015 & rated 89 points: Solbær, moreller, grafitt, og kaffe. Bra trøkk, fylde og balanse og lengde. Vil sikkert bli bedre og mer kompleks med tiden, men er godt tilgjengelig nå. (2631 views)
 Tasted by rossi.wine on 11/20/2014 & rated 89 points: Dark fruit on the nose, earth, spices, smoke. On the palate good fruit, well balanced, ok length and intensity, slightly closed. Drying finish. Should develop nicely. 88-89+ (3942 views)
 Tasted by PSPatrick on 8/28/2014 & rated 88 points: „Manga & Wine – Manga & Dine“ at Weinbar 4 Tiere in Zürich (awesome wine bar, by the way). Pairing 4, wine 2. We drank this Château Chasse-Spleen 2010 next to a Grace Cuvée Misawa 2011. The Château Chasse-Spleen was medium to dark ruby in colour and offered a tight nose of mixed berries, cucumber, graphite, cedar and some dark chocolate. On the palate the wine showed black currant, cherry, blackberry, raspberry and cucumber, paired with medium-plus acidity, medium-plus tannin and very good length. The discrete oak was well-integrated. A solid, medium-bodied Bordeaux. 88+ (4102 views)
 Tasted by Wine Canuck on 8/9/2014: (Tasting Bar Sample) the young nose reveals a core of creamy ripe fruit good potential here, though seems very clean at this stage. Blueberry yogurt, creme de cassis, dark cherry, plum, bell pepper, herbs and furniture. Palate is ripe, dense and firmly tannic, repeating the herbal notes. Finish is medium plus repeating the cassis and blueberry notes. Good potential, but difficult to evaluate exactly how good this will get. In need of a good 15 years. (4866 views)
 Tasted by Stefanos T. on 7/15/2014 & rated 91 points: Deep ruby color.
Nose of medium intensity with concentrated blackcurrant fruit and notes of oak. Medium to full bodied with very good balance between ripe tannins and acidity - overall very smooth.
Does not show complexity yet, but it is drinkable now. Better in a few years and seems able to last long. (4277 views)
 Tasted by Bordeauxlovers on 5/27/2014 & rated 78 points: Pour moi le 2010 est à oublier, un vin avec un goût de crayon de bois (genre Crayola )et de graphite. Pas mauvais mais moyen. (4000 views)
 Tasted by rossi.wine on 5/17/2014 & rated 90 points: A bit finer than the 2011 on the nose, fresh, medium length but a bit closed. Needs 5 more years. 89-90+ (3178 views)
 Tasted by Mike410 on 4/28/2014 & rated 92 points: Though this could use a few more years in the cellar, it is drinking very well at the moment. Full bodied and medium to long finish. Generous amounts of plum and blackberry. A real pleasure to drink. (2896 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/18/2013 & rated 90 points: All wines were tasted blind this evening. This wine is as luxurious as the 2009 with good cassis and beautiful oak, licorice and dark chocolate. Good acidity but more firm tannin and bitterness. This is a wine for the long run. Probably entering young maturity between 2020 and 2024. In my score I include part of the potential. It can easily be 2 points more around 2025 - 2028. (5053 views)
 Tasted by Erik12903 on 9/11/2013 & rated 92 points: Bordeaux 2012 en primeur with WInefinder (Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm): This is elegant and with energy, has some nice spice tones on the nose and very fresh berry driven fruit. Good grip. (5362 views)
 Tasted by DonalOB on 2/28/2013 & rated 91 points: Grande Bordeaux Tasting, 2010 (Grand Hyatt Hong Kong): "2010 like 2005 - needs 10 years"
Patty liked the nose on this - forest, blackcurrant. Nice palate with easy tannins. Actually drinking OK now but needs a little time to come into its own. (6804 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 2/6/2013 & rated 89 points: Bright black and red berries, spice box, herb and wood in the nose, the wine is on the fresh side of the sweet and tart side of the style range. (6582 views)
 Tasted by lumpyelbow on 1/25/2013: Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2010 (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON): Nice medium body that was scented and supple. Will drink early. VGV. Purchased. (6473 views)
 Tasted by yofog on 1/22/2013 & rated 92 points: An impressive, quite classic wine, tannic but an elegant nose. Will come good in time, I think. Very graphite and earth and dark raspberry. (4453 views)
 Tasted by amateurwino on 1/21/2013 & rated 91 points: Showing leafy green tobacco herbal notes and licorice on the nose. Brooding, with anise flavors on the palate. 89-92 (3751 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 1/18/2013 & rated 88 points: 2010 Bordeaux at 2012 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting (Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California): Dark ruby color; pencil lead, ripe red currant nose; pencil lead, ripe red currant palate; medium finish 88+ points (2828 views)
 Tasted by MattTM on 1/18/2013: Union des Grands Crus 2010 Bordeaux Tasting (Palace Hotel - San Francisco): Nice cassis aromas on the palate, along with coffee beans, red cherries, mint, and a bit of lead pencil. A stronger showing of lead pencil on the palate, as well as cassis, black cherries, black currants, leather, and leafy mint. A bit astringent on the nose and soft on the palate, but this is nice for the price. Good+ (2641 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 11/25/2012 & rated 89 points: Annual Grand Cru Tasting (Wijnhandel De Gouden Leeuw, Voorschoten, NL): A somewhat more earthy style than the Poujeaux, tougher too, sturdy but not exactly charming. (4097 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/13/2012 & rated 92 points: Although at this moment not really open and friendly, it has everything in it to become a beautiful wine. It is classical with dark forest fruits like cassis, has a beautiful dose of oak, has beautiful acidity and tannin and a good length. This wine is always a rival for Poujeaux, but this vintage I think I prefer the more classical and complete style of Chasse Spleen. A beauty already with great complexity and a promise for the future. It is a good idea to compare the two in 2020 and then decide which is really best. (3102 views)
 Tasted by vespasian on 11/12/2012 & rated 91 points: Good nose - very good fresh, ripe fruit balance; nice weight and texture. A little more closed than Poujeaux tasted alongside. Good wine. 91-92. (2755 views)
 Tasted by Philippe_C on 11/3/2012 & rated 92 points: Average nose of black fruit and licorice, hint of vanilla, light ripe peperonis... very soft loads of ripe silky tannins, very fruity and elegant, a great Chasse Spleen!! (3207 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/17/2011 & rated 90 points: Cask sample. Good cassis juice, graphite and oak in the bouquet. Good cassis juice, firm acidity and tannin and a good concentration. Focused. In this stage the wine is more classical and less open and friendly than Poujeaux. But in the long run I don't know who will be the winner; might be the Chasse Spleen. Anyway for today I score it one point less than Poujeaux. (3932 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Vinous, May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (1/18/2013)
(Château Chasse-Spleen) Dark ruby color; pencil lead, ripe red currant nose; pencil lead, ripe red currant palate; medium finish 88+ points  88 points
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