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 Vintage1994 Label 1 of 82 
TypeRed
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
SubRegionMédoc
AppellationMoulis en Médoc

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2015 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chasse Spleen on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 20 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by karl_ek on 5/25/2015: Clear, medium intensity garnet color.

The nose is fully developed with a medium aroma intensity. Aromas of fresh red berries, dried black currants, prunes, sweet spice, cold coffee, stable floor, dry earth, gravel dust and dried herbs.

Dry on the palate with a medium acidity, medium body and medium rounded up tannins. The flavor intensity is medium with flavors of dark berries, green bell peppers, fresh herbs and cold coffee. The finish is medium and a bit watery.

This have seen it's glory days. The nose is lovely mature Bordeaux but the palate is a bit tired and dried out. (206 views)
 Tasted by Mascarello59 on 5/23/2015: Complex, enjoyable, inviting nose of cedar, coffee, mature fruit and some uplifting grassyness. On the palate very dry, unbalanced with the fruit gone, mostly bell peppers. Short diluted finish. Promised so much but delivered too little in the mouth to pass. (164 views)
 Tasted by Discoduck on 6/29/2014 & rated 89 points: Classic aged Bordeaux. Pencil shavings, leather and smooth tannins. Drinks well right now. (1127 views)
 Tasted by Alex H on 12/24/2013 & rated 86 points: Green capsicums, cool Cabernet flavours with slightly menthol lifted red cherries. Aged well. Drink now. (2044 views)
 Tasted by Blauweiss on 10/25/2013 & rated 89 points: Classic claret, perhaps showing a bit of age, since this is considered a lesser vintage. No need to cellar any longer, if you have any drink now, this is good right now but it will not improve, (1969 views)
 Tasted by Vilse on 8/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Fredagsmys! (2269 views)
 Tasted by liquidclouds on 8/3/2013 & rated 85 points: Taste notes from memory: mature classic Boreadux nose, soft earthy taste with hints of cassis, iron and earth. a Nice wine but past its peak and abit too soft for my personal taste... (2249 views)
 Tasted by Gece on 7/14/2013: Opening the bottle releases promising scents of cassis, dried fruits and herbs; unfortunately, they're gone once the wine is in the glass. Still has good structure but this wine is past its prime. (1535 views)
 Tasted by engelbrekts on 6/20/2013 & rated 89 points: Soft tannins with a nice structure. Decanted and aired for 1hr and nice green tones shone through the cedar and chocolate. Drinks well, maybe have one or two more years before it heads south. Bargain for the price of 40 usd (1164 views)
 Tasted by Jona on 6/12/2013 & rated 86 points: A dark nose with lots of cigars and liqourice.
Quite OK body and grip, maybe a bit too tannic. (991 views)
 Tasted by wkphang on 8/19/2012 & rated 88 points: Pop and pour, good nose with herbs and red berries. No more tannins and not acidic. Time to drink up (1775 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 5/25/2012 & rated 90 points: Lunch at Dezato (Dezato, Jalan Telok): I have come to see 1994 as one of the "off-vintages" that can yield very pleasurable left-banks for a fraction of the cost of more heralded years. This bottle was a fine example of that. Nothing profound or really special, but just a nice wine drinking perfectly as it approached its 18th year. It had a classic nose Médocain nose of cassis, tobacco and tea leaves. Very nice. The palate had resolved into soft, velvety texture, with fresh but surprisingly supple acidity wrapped around nice, plush flavours of cassis and black cherries sprinkled with a nice touch of spice at the decent finish. Not tremendously complex, but very yummy indeed. I enjoyed this wine. (2232 views)
 Tasted by Kris G on 2/17/2010 & rated 89 points: this is the right time to drink this, still has a couple of years in it, nice (2757 views)
 Tasted by Vinoguy on 5/24/2008 & rated 87 points: Opened, decanted and consumed over 3 hours. Deep purple core with some bricking at the rim. Surprisingly youthful wine with a nose of cassis and red currents, tobacco, lead and smokey oak. Medium bodied with nice fruit concentration, the palate flavours are akin to the nose. Initially there was some alcohol on the finish but after a short time this faded and the wine became more balanced. Fine tannins remain. The finish is slightly short. A good wine for the vintage? It certainly exceeded my expectations. (Note, this is the first wine Oliver has tasted -- it was just a drop from the tip of my finger after wanting to sniff it in the glass). (3073 views)
 Tasted by pjaines on 9/23/2007 & rated 84 points: Starting to show its age a little bit - quite smelly at first on the nose - farmyard and manure. Gives way to an earthy, slightly decomposed vegetable flavours, which is more pleasant than it sounds. The wine is fading now. This might have been a bad bottle because we have had others recently from the same vintage that had a bit more clarity. Drink now. (3264 views)
 Tasted by andrewstevenson.com on 10/12/2005 & rated 89 points: Glasgow Offline (Chardon d'Or): A very stinky, bretty nose heading towards Beaucastel. Quite a nice fresh note on the attack. Fills out beautifully. Very elegant wine. Really lovely balance. Very Good Indeed. (4240 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/13/1998 & rated 84 points: Hope this was just an off bottle. Chasse Spleen is normally one of my favourite p/q wines, but this wine is raw, heavy and everything but elegant. (2861 views)

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Château Chasse-Spleen

Producer Website - Read more about Chateau Chasse Spleen

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.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Guide

Vins Bordeaux (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux)

History of Bordeaux

History of 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Médoc

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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