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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 81 
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationMoulis en Médoc
UPC Code(s)341946616000, 3453521142648, 3660989050549

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2023 (based on 48 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chasse Spleen on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.4 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 119 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by RN on 7/3/2015 & rated 90 points: Huge wine with a ton of fruit and tannin. Nice acid will hold this wine together for many years. Don't open another for 2-3 years to maximise drinking enjoyment. (218 views)
 Tasted by Marc on 6/1/2015 & rated 85 points: Library Tasting with Geoff Kelly - 2005 Bordeaux (Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington, New Zealand): Clearly denser and darker in hue that the Ch. Potensac of the same vintage. The nose, too, is more dense , featuring ripe and balanced plum and currant aromas with a touch of developed walnut nuance. Shows development in the mouth with a nice sense of drying structure. Well made and delicious and a clear step in terms of complexity above the Potensac. (1247 views)
 Tasted by drum-wine on 5/28/2015 & rated 90 points: earthy with a iron taste. rather masculine. still a lot of tannins and enough acidity to survive another decade (maybe)... (1295 views)
 Tasted by Luckyb on 1/31/2015 & rated 91 points: As ever, great quality, depth, bredth, balance overlaid with 2005. Really good. (2874 views)
 Tasted by gsmfan on 11/30/2014 & rated 86 points: Fruit totally gone. Not a fan. (3582 views)
 Tasted by NickBurwood on 10/2/2014 & rated 90 points: 2 hour decant. Drunk to assess drinking window.
Tight, focussed fruit with tannic grip and touch of cocoa and liquorice. Drinks nicely if you like young high quality claret. I do - but the potential over the next 5-10yrs (?15) to integrate and open out at the same time into a 92+ wine means my next bottle will not be opened till 2016 at the earliest.
Another quintessentially English style claret and a personal favourite! (4138 views)
 Tasted by PhilJ on 9/27/2014: Still appeared young. Primary fruit and deep colour. Will hold for a couple more years before retrying. (3850 views)
 Tasted by rsed on 9/24/2014 & rated 88 points: ok, very dry, lacking in power, no tannin in bottom of bottle, I am not really too impressed for the over 40 pricetag (3893 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/7/2014 & rated 90 points: Assez tannique, mur comme on s'y attend avec le millésime, beau grain et équilibré. Rien n'accroche mais ça demeure un style assez standard, qui n'offre rien de particulièrement enthousiasmant. (3389 views)
 Tasted by Perthor01 on 8/3/2014 & rated 89 points: Classic bordeaux in a very good year... (3012 views)
 Tasted by Zoomin Z on 6/26/2014 & rated 90 points: Opened 1-2 hrs before drinking with a steak. From a 375 ml: classic old world structure with generous (for a classic French Bordeaux) fruit. Black fruit and tobacco on the nose. Medium weight body with black fruit and a touch of plum. Cigar tobacco on the medium finish. Smooth tannins still persist. Much easier on the palate than 2-3 years ago. The best may still be yet to come. I will wait another 3 to 5 years on my 750 ml. (2863 views)
 Tasted by rlu on 6/15/2014: Good! Was never really fond of Chasse-Spleen, but 05 is good. Open the bottle well in advance, right now. Strong tannins, elegant fruit of cherry, acidity gives elegance. Still young, so no need to hurry opening this vintage's bottles. (2798 views)
 Tasted by KristianT on 5/22/2014 & rated 89 points: Bought a case en primeur and has been looking forward to tasting it. Still very young, but with great potential. Dark ruby colour. Delicate notes of eucalyptus and a touch of smoke. Starts to show greater depth and complexity after some air. Will benefit from at least 2 or 3 more years of cellaring, and should keep for 10+ years. (3108 views)
 Tasted by maxima on 4/14/2014 & rated 91 points: Super beau "Claret"...typé et fort bien fait encore une fois.
Beau nez sur le cèdre, la terre, les cerises et les herbes.
En bouche, texture fine avec un beau fruit rouge et encore de la sève. Tanins bien intégrés et finale longue sur des relents de laurier. (3385 views)
 Tasted by FransS on 4/6/2014 & rated 89 points: Classic, deep, powerful, but the tannins are rough (at the moment) (3102 views)
 Tasted by WillersC on 12/26/2013 & rated 89 points: Classic bdx but too young.Leave for another 5 years at least. Plenty of potential but will never be a WOW wine (3350 views)
 Tasted by Luckyb on 12/26/2013 & rated 89 points: Christmas wine number 1 - decanted at 9am and first glass at 1pm - too long IMO and lost some of the subtle fruit flavours. Still, smooth and round with good balance but I think for this one an hour decant and drink over 2 is good. Still a fave. (3701 views)
 Tasted by Luckyb on 12/7/2013 & rated 90 points: Finally o concede this must be a 90 pt wine. Took from cellar, decanted bright and clear. Crystals for sink - consistent. I wonder if initial bottles were still shocked from travel? Good nose including pineapple strangely - uk readers will know "fruit salad" penny chews... Similar. Wonderful round attack, clean and long, strong beginning middle and end. 30/40 second finish. And, it's only been decanted 30 mins and not yet to room temp. We'll enjoy this bottle and I will be tracking down some mags for the future. (3687 views)
 Tasted by Perthor01 on 12/5/2013 & rated 91 points: My moods or just a better bottle I dont know but this was a classic very good bordeaux (3372 views)
 Tasted by Steve L on 12/1/2013 & rated 93 points: Still young (2431 views)
 Tasted by maxima on 12/1/2013 & rated 91 points: Belle bouteille sur le fruit.
Beaucoup de cassis et de cerises avec un peu de cèdre.
En bouche, ample et frais. Des cerises et du chocolat avec de beaux tannins enrobés.
Long et persistant.
Bon et très gouteux. (3242 views)
 Tasted by Spl232 on 11/15/2013 & rated 89 points: Drinking nicely now. Definitely the only wine in the flight that was in it's peak window. #1 wine for the group, 3 for me. Definitely a nice wine but nothing interesting/worth discussing on this one. That said I love inexpensive wines from great BDX vintages. (2704 views)
 Tasted by beachboyc on 11/3/2013 & rated 90 points: This was a 1/2 bottle that I bought in Paris 3 years ago.
The nose was simpler than I expected. It had a strong aromas of dark fruits (cassis / berry / plum) and cigar box at the open, but somehow the nose vanished after an hour decanting in the bottle. This wine had a very nice acidity and a complex and round palate, it tasted like drinking round creamy milk. It had a first palate of dark fruit and and a second palate between dark fruit and red fruit. It also had a nice herbal finish. A nice wine. I would give it a higher score if the nose is more complex. 5+10.5+17+7.5=90pts (2557 views)
 Tasted by Perthor01 on 10/27/2013 & rated 90 points: drank with guests so no detailed notes but; very good - the two bottles was a bit different - one a bit more evolved....Hm... (2705 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/18/2013 & rated 89 points: Beautiful bouquet, creamy, cassis and beautiful oak. On the palate beside the dark fruits also red fruits. Some red bell peppers. The wine has more acidity than the 2009, round but powerful tannin and good bitterness. Although enjoyable already, not extremely special. Maybe with some more age on it the wine will show better. For tonight 89. (3065 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (2/18/2009)
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i-WineReview.com, Report 11: Bourdeaux Crus Bourgeois (4/1/2008)
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, The 2005 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Few Communes
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By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (11/26/2007)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (4/10/2006)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (1/18/2008)
(Château Chasse-Spleen) Dark red violet color; appealing berry and cassis nose; tasty, structured cassis and berry palate with depth and a menthol note; medium-plus finish (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot)  91 points
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, April 2006
(Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis) A moderate depth of colour. Sweet and creamy, very primary fruit on entry, rich and expressive, with a seam of buttery crumble for good measure. Nevertheless a rather simple and straightforward palate, although it presents an appealing texture, nice extract and a ripe, charcoal-edged structure. All the necessary components are here, nicely balanced. Good potential.  16-17 points
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