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 Vintage1979 Label 1 of 82 
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationMoulis en Médoc

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 1981 and 2000 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chasse Spleen on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Martin Gagnon on 11/23/2014: Unfortunately, our bottle was totally flat. Too late. (681 views)
 Tasted by Cagey Cellar Hand on 5/5/2014 & rated 92 points: Still ruby colour, with ripe raspberry, overtones of tobacco and, after time in the decanter, the addition of beautiful leather. (1235 views)
 Tasted by PDavisMarble on 4/13/2013 & rated 91 points: Bricked red. Slightly funky barnyard & vegetal nose that came off after 10 minutes in the glass. Had we let it rest longer before the first pour (as with the later glasses) this wouldn't have even been noticed. Wine was lovely -- best of the lot so far. More structure, no tartness to the wine. Lovely complexity. Lush fruits with fading tannins. (2132 views)
 Tasted by PDavisMarble on 11/25/2012 & rated 89 points: Cork was perfect. Decanted and sat for 15 minutes. Opened in glasses for another 15 minutes. Not a hint of brown -- all crimson and clear. Tart cherry and earth. Not terribly complex, but a very nice wine. Some orange and cranberry along with a touch of burnt toast. (2488 views)
 Tasted by asgerG on 12/9/2010 flawed bottle: Corked (3110 views)
 Tasted by PDavisMarble on 6/25/2010 & rated 89 points: A wonderful surprise. Deep garnet. Fruity nose. Still lots of fruit and even somewhat hard-edged tannins First notes were of cherry, currant, 9graphite, orange and cedar. As it opened, the cherry liqueur melted away into a more prominent and sweet currant and candied orange. A hint of lime. Looking forward to the rest of the lot. (2704 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 2/24/2010: On the nose there’s some teak, capsicum, truffles, sweet tobacco, tea leaves and tar. It is just a little malnourished in the mouth but fresh and it acts as a vinous stent when partnered with a rich and fatty cassoulet, opening all of the arteries around the heart with its brisk combination of anthocyanins and acidity. (Please note: the stent thing is just a colourful descriptor by the author, not to be taken as gospel or used in conjunction with any prescribed heart medicine). (2065 views)
 Tasted by Brad L on 10/11/2007: Surprisingly deep red, with bricking, but didn't look as old as it was. Invitingly complex left bank nose. Evolved quite a bit over the evening, and never settled into a single place, and that was fine. Lots of currant, minerals, finishing into some really nice complex mint notes. Not in any way drying. Not a blockbuster, and maybe not even excellent, but very good...

Simply opened and served, drunk over about 2 hours at Crush restaurant, which is a pretty amazing place.

I have had a slew of '79s, 81s, and 83s, and this was certainly up there towards the best...this was better than a 79 Sociando we had recently... (1853 views)

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Château Chasse-Spleen

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Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.


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Vins du Médoc (Conseil des Vins du Médoc) - Read More about the Medoc
The eight precisely defined appellations of the whole of the Médoc (from Blanquefort Brook to the north of the Bordeaux built-up area, almost to the Pointe de Grave) may claim the Médoc appellation. But there is also a specific territory in the north of the peninsula which produces exclusively wines with this appellation. In the great majority, the Médocs come from the north of the peninsula. The great individuality of this region is that the number of vines has increased more recently here than elsewhere, apart from a few isolated spots where vines have grown for many years. Today, the size of the small estate has brought about the development of a powerful co-operative movement. Four co-operatives out of five belong to the group called Unimédoc which ensures aging, bottling and marketing a large proportion of their wines.

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