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 Vintage1981 Label 1 of 81 
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 1986 and 1996 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chasse Spleen on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by arend44 on 12/25/2014: gedronken 1e kerstdag bij R&M met hele familie
decanteren ca 5 uur,prachtig donkerrood,rijke brede neus,rijke & smaak en afdronk (357 views)
 Tasted by wallstreet on 8/24/2010: Has a Bern's steakhouse, no formal notes, but wine was thoroughly enjoyable at a very fair price. great value under $60 (3074 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 3/9/2002 & rated 91 points: A bottle that has been with me for almost 15 years and that has survived many different cellars. A personal favourite from this elegant year. Lovely, mature colour; the nose is très 1981, medicinal, lovely fruit, oak and terroir, deep and fully mature; elegant weight, wonderful structure and extract, classic and stylish, juicy, ripe and long. Exemplary, delicious claret. (1503 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/31/2000 & rated 85 points: Still a beautiful wine, but on the edge of being too old. Drink it this year. It is still a pleasure, but not for long. (3328 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/31/1999 & rated 87 points: Compact wine. Mature, but still very enjoyable. Drink now or soon. (3358 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/15/1998 & rated 89 points: Delicious! Not too old yet, but it should be drank now or very soon. Still just enough power to keep it interesting. (3185 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 6/9/1995 & rated 90 points: Lovely classic 1981-Cabernet, nice depth, fresh, cedar, medicinal, red and black fruit, hint of spice; elegant, medium-weight, stylish and supple, lovely tannic grip; good length, complete. Better than both the Carbonnieux 1981 and the Rauzan-Gassies 1981. (1465 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/31/1993 & rated 90 points: Very beautiful now. Complex. Showing itself completely. Fruit, oak, primary as well as good secondary tastes. Lovely! (1844 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/18/1988 & rated 89 points: Dark ruby. Very rich bouquet with black currants, oak and liquorice. Beautifully developed wine with good tannin; sticky as well as some drying. The taste is like the bouquet; so the wine is in perfect harmony and firm as well. When time passes during the evening the wine closes a bit and seems to be straight forward/one dimensional. I am certain that after a few years of rest it will open up completely and will offer even a greater pleasure drinking it. (1844 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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