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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 84 
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationMoulis en Médoc

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2022 (based on 11 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.3 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by SiR on 12/6/2014 & rated 90 points: 13.0% - No formal note. Quite surprised by how expressive this was at this stage, lots of fruit, creme de cassis and red fruits along with a mixture of cigar box, cedar, espresso, graphite with a refreshing acidity, the tannins were surprisingly soft and velvety, a good pronounced intensity on the nose and palate with a good persistence. This is promising for the years to come, but was truly impressive at this younger stage. (1446 views)
 Tasted by Oysteinfb on 12/6/2014 & rated 88 points: Dekantert. Litt bunnfall. Trenger minst etpar timer i karaffel for å åpne seg opp.

Medium intensitet og kompleksitet. Duftene går mot solbær, bjørnebær og blyantspiss.

Middels konsentrasjon. Smaken domineres av frukt, hovedsakelig solbær. Velbalansert. Frisk syrlighet og faste tanniner som tørker godt ut. Lang ettersmak.

Dag 2: stått i kjøleskap med vakum over natta. Nå viser den i tilleg lær og et hint av krydder på nesa.

Drukket til juleburger med fikenchutney fra matprat

50+5+15+11+7=88p (1792 views)
 Tasted by j30 on 4/6/2014 & rated 88 points: Classical Bordeaux nose. Medium bodied, soft and very balanced palate with tannins totally integrated. Probably at its peak already. (3173 views)
 Tasted by PSPatrick on 11/21/2013 & rated 87 points: We decanted the wine for 45 minutes before we poured the first glass. It was medium to dark ruby in colour and offered black currant, cherry, blackberry, plum, leather, tobacco, cedar box and gamy notes on the nose. On the palate the wine showed black currant, cherry, plum and leather, paired with medium-plus prominent acidity, medium-plus fine tannin and good length. Overall the medium-bodied, medium complex, medium-concentrated wine was reasonably balanced; the acidity, however, was not integrated well and stood out. A little disappointing. (4036 views)
 Tasted by Julian Marshall on 10/3/2013 & rated 87 points: This was a half bottle bought recently at Carrefour's FAV for 10€. Not very aromatic, but immediately charming and fruity, surprisingly forward. Redcurrants and cranberry dominate, with a touch of plum. As the back label states rather honestly, 08 turned out much better than expected, which still of course means that it's not a top vintage. This is a medium bodied, easy going wine that will give great pleasure over the next two or three years, but no more. The front of the palate is well served by the charming fruit, but there is neither grip nor body, nor is there much of a finish. Good fun and a good QPR but not a great example of CS. (4241 views)
 Tasted by espenlund on 9/4/2013 & rated 90 points: Rubinrød. Medium intensitet med aromaer som mørke bær, solbær, bjørnebær, krydder, cedertre, lær. Medium+ tanniner og medium+ konsentrasjon. Smak av mørke bær og krydder. Medium+ lengde. (3613 views)
 Tasted by Euell Gophar on 7/8/2013 & rated 89 points: Got this at a bargain price and would be pleased to purchase more. Hint of spice, dark berries and plums. (3880 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 5/30/2013 & rated 90 points: From 75cl. The French are different. For example, they serve excellent Bordeaux wines at fancy Embassy dinners 10 years before they reach maturity... (at least that gives us ignorant Germans a chance to check out future talent). Anyway, this delicious Moulis smelt and tasted of fresh blood, surprisingly rich and Merlot-led (hints of a fine youthful Pomerol?) But the palate is still hard-edged; my guess is that this will turn out to be a supple medium-bodied claret in a decade's time - for now it is all muscled up. If you like butch young red wine, this is one to drink in the flush of its buff youth. 90P (3006 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/17/2011 & rated 90 points: Last year I scored Chasse Spleen a point less than Poujeaux; this year a point more. The oak shows more luxury in the bouquet now, with good toast, cassis and coffee. On the palate good cassis, oak and tannin. Good acidity as well. Elegant and a fairly long finish. Will improve with another 4 - 5 years of ageing. (6216 views)
 Tasted by Andice on 10/9/2011 & rated 81 points: Moulis AOC. In the same vein as Sociendo Mallet, Siran, etc. - Performing at GCC level although officially unclassified. Second experiece with the CS 2008, first being at UGC tasting earlier this year. Nose of restrained berries and some cool floral elements. Q austere at first in the mouth, but develops roundness and complexity in the mouth. Medium body Acid, tannins and fruit all in great balance, only slightly bitter tannins at finish. V forward wine, only 3 years old and it's already enjoyable, may be the 50% Merlot that's responsible. Cru Classe standard as popularly asserted? Definitely, easily a 4GCC in quality (8.1/10).. http://sgbordeaux.blogspot.com/2011/06/chasse-spleen-2008.html (6111 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/28/2011 & rated 88 points: Tasted at Zachy's Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux's 2008 Bordeaux Vintage Tasting @ Metropolitan Pavilion. Overall decent. (6386 views)
 Tasted by hutch on 1/26/2011 & rated 89 points: UGC Bordeaux Tasting (Boston): Nice aromatics. Shows some elegance here. Tannic, serious wine. Really nice. 88-90 (7687 views)
 Tasted by lumpyelbow on 1/25/2011: Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2008 (Toronto - The Four Seasons): UGC Event (7353 views)
 Tasted by razmaspaz on 1/24/2011: UGC Chicago Bordeaux 2008 Vintage: very sour highly aparrent ripe red fruit. Cranberry overwhelming coarse tannin (6426 views)
 Tasted by Badfish on 1/22/2011 & rated 89 points: Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2008 Tasting (The Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA): The nose is reticent and herb driven initially but some lovely ripe red currant and berry aromas start to emerge with air. The palate is quite direct and severe initially with streaks of minerals and herbs but the red fruit really blossoms on the finish. This wine is quite beautiful in its progression from tension to delicacy. (6088 views)
 Tasted by MattTM on 1/22/2011: Union des Grands Grus 2008 Bordeaux Tasting (Barker Hanger, Santa Monica): Big fruity nose, showing sweet cassis and ripe dark fruit. Medium bodied, with notes of dark berries, blueberry, and black cherry. Short-medium finish, with some sweet vanilla and cassis at the end. This Chateau is usually a good value, and this is no exception. Good. (5959 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 1/21/2011 & rated 91 points: 2011 UGC Bordeaux Tasting: 2008 Vintage (Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California): Very dark red violet color; tart black fruit, espresso, graphite nose; tasty, tight, tart black fruit, espresso palate; medium-plus finish (6603 views)
 Tasted by aagrawal on 1/21/2011 & rated 88 points: UGC 2008 Bordeaux Tasting (Palate Hotel, SF): Balanced nose, palate is smooth and big. 88-89 (6056 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/9/2010 & rated 88 points: Much more friendly and elegant style compared to Poujeaux of this vintage. Has enough acidity, but is medium bodied. Not really impressive at this moment. Try in 2015. (5644 views)
 Tasted by LWI on 8/30/2009 & rated 88 points: Bordeaux 2008 Primeur (The National Opera, Oslo): Similar to the -02, but a bit more body (6626 views)
 Tasted by vespasian on 4/23/2009 & rated 83 points: Stalky unripe aromas on the nose; very astringent on the palate - not great this year. (6003 views)

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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Snapshot of the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage- Really a Lovely and Classically Proportioned Year
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The World of Fine Wine, June 2009, Issue #24
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Vinous, May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (1/21/2011)
(Château Chasse-Spleen) Very dark red violet color; tart black fruit, espresso, graphite nose; tasty, tight, tart black fruit, espresso palate; medium-plus finish  91 points
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, April 2009
(Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis) A nice, very classic, rather cedary nose here, with some polished but dusty (an oxymoron, I suppose) fruit on the palate. Attractive, supple, with moderate weight and good fresh acidity, this has a nice concentration of tannin and overall is nicely judged and harmonious. Very good potential.  16-17+ points
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