1994 Château Chasse-Spleen

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90 Points

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 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.

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