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 Vintage1999 Label 1 of 88 
ProducerChâteau Chasse-Spleen (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationMoulis en Médoc

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2014 (based on 8 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chasse Spleen on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.9 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by MICHVANZ on 4/22/2015 & rated 88 points: Very smooth but now over the top. (458 views)
 Tasted by PCassereau on 1/26/2012 & rated 90 points: - Garnet color with fast forming legs. (4815 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/24/2011 & rated 90 points: Beautiful wine and fully mature now with enough power for another year or two. In the bouquet some pleasant barnyard. For the rest earthy impressions, some caramel, pepper and cinnamon and a long finish. Really offering great drinking at the moment. (4760 views)
 Tasted by SimonG on 2/24/2011: Opening up a bit from yhe last bottle. Blackcurrantleaf and pencil lead nose, a little more sweet druit on the palate than previously. Still a 'classic' dry calret, but has rounded out and shows nice balance now. Fresh, tasty and reasonablt moreish. *** (5060 views)
 Tasted by hadwin on 2/17/2011 & rated 87 points: WES - Good Bordeaux is not expensive (Hampstead): Low intensity. Very savoury nose - like a consommé, oily, dried figs and mushroom notes. Light, balanced, subtle with almost figgy notes on the palate. (5365 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 8/31/2010 & rated 88 points: See previous notes. Very pleasant and fully mature. At its peak now and drinking it within a year is probably the wisest thing to do. (5150 views)
 Tasted by SimonG on 5/17/2010: Lovely cedar and blackcurrant leaf nose. Quite compact and a little on the lean side. Entry lacks ripe fruit and the profile remains constant through the middle to the medium finish. Unremarkable but typical of its level in a less generous vintage. Decant an hour and drink with food. Fair enough 'luncheon claret'. **1/2 (2869 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 3/6/2010 & rated 89 points: Beautiful mature bouquet with oak an red fruits, but not so very expressive. Cassis, oak, some cigar and good juicy bitterness on the palate. Medium long finish. Now mature, but no real hurry. Nice wine, but less great than a few years ago. (3000 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/25/2009 & rated 89 points: This is now fully mature, and probably on the beginnings of its' decline. Fruit is still there, but..... (3130 views)
 Tasted by pdadams66 on 6/7/2009 & rated 89 points: Deep dark red center, red rim with some signs of aging, relatively low viscosity.
Very inviting nose of cassis, minerals and smokey fruit, blackberries and dark plums, age not evident on nose.
Smooth, plums, blackcurrant and blackberries, white chocolate, restrained acidity in middle with very faint vegetal tones, mature tannins, then smokey fruit finish, great balance and length, age a little more evident.
Excellent bordeaux. Drinking very well now, but will last a couple more years. (3341 views)
 Tasted by JohannesNilsson on 5/1/2009 & rated 91 points: A good and honest wine. Good fruit, healthy length and in a good place. (3443 views)
 Tasted by Henman on 2/5/2009 & rated 89 points: Dark red with some slight brickening at rims.Earthiness,cassis and oak on the nose.On the palate medium dark fruit/cassis,oak and dominant pencil lead as well as some slightly austere herbaceousness.Tannins nicely integrated.Seemed to soften and get more balanced with couple of hours airing.Overall a very decent claret that seemes to have some years left,though it is very near its peak now. (3516 views)
 Tasted by CallahanCellar on 11/16/2008 & rated 90 points: At first there was a strong green pepper component, but after about an hour the wine opened up and came into balance. Still had good fruit, strong cab characteristics, the tannins were integrated. I'd say the wine was at its peak. Overall a very good example of a value Bordeaux that had some aging potential. (3648 views)
 Tasted by SimonG on 10/6/2008: Colour still quite full; classic nose of cedar and muted blackcurrant. This is still a little on the young side but it showing typical profile of blackcurrant fruit balanced by good acidity and tannin. Nose gave a slightly sweaty character initially, but this blew off. Hardly a star, but very much in line with expectations for the property and this will develop in to a decent 'luncheon claret' over the next three or four years. Enjoyable. **1/2 (3575 views)
 Tasted by Armando B on 5/18/2008 & rated 88 points: Nice. Maturing Bdx beginning to brown at the rim. Medium body with tannins still present, but starting to mellow. Dark fruit and light earth and coffe notes. In a pretty nice place now. (3662 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 8/2/2006 & rated 90 points: Drank from a magnum. Carmine. A beautiful complex bouquet with good wood, slightly cassis, cigar box and iodine.
In the taste full and thick with liquorice, coffee, and a lot more. And outstanding wine! Can last for many more years. (4525 views)
 Tasted by peternelson on 6/21/2002 & rated 86 points: Bri’s: Subtle nose, hint of blackberry, cassis, earth, dust, leather; med body, nice bal., very understated; small finish. (1162 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/9/2001 & rated 90 points: Backward, but what it gives is beautiful. Good oak, liquorice. (4119 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90
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