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Community Tasting Notes (28) Avg Score: 89.6 points

  • This is quite a good effort - dark fruit cedar notes quite elegant and structured - very attractive at the moment.

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  • Tasted the Chasse Spleen 2010 and 2011 completely blind beside each other, only knowing it was Bordeaux. This will be one comparative tasting note. The 2010 showed a lot of vanilla and toast in the bouquet at first. Later it was a bit dusty with good cassis and graphite. The 2011 had the same toast, cassis and graphite, but also showed some smoke and peach(?). On the palate the 2011 was harmonious with the bouquet with dark forest fruits, oak, smoke, some sweetness, juicy acidity and mild tannin. The 2010 was 2 or 3 steps better on all points. Much more beautiful cassis and other dark berry fruits, some good bell pepper, firm but good acidity and oak, sticky tannin and firm bitterness. The 2010 still needs many years so it all can integrate. The 2011 was, with some air, much easier to like. Maybe most significant at the moment was the difference in color. The 2011 fairly light and even a bit transparent, while the 2010 was still purple and quite dark. Overall two nice wines with each their own merits; the 2011 probably at its peak between 2020 and 2025, but the 2010 will probably reach its maturity around 2024 and will most likely be really nice until at least 2030. My scores: 2011 87 - 88. 2010 91 – 92.

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  • Carmine at the rim - shy nose of graphite and slight dark fruits. Medium bodied, a bit hard and angular at the moment, fresh and tannic - most of the fruit is buried at this point in time - leave a couple of years before trying the next bottle, not ready.

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  • Solbær, moreller, grafitt, og kaffe. Bra trøkk, fylde og balanse og lengde. Vil sikkert bli bedre og mer kompleks med tiden, men er godt tilgjengelig nå.

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  • Dark fruit on the nose, earth, spices, smoke. On the palate good fruit, well balanced, ok length and intensity, slightly closed. Drying finish. Should develop nicely. 88-89+

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 88 points

    (Château Chasse-Spleen) Dark ruby color; pencil lead, ripe red currant nose; pencil lead, ripe red currant palate; medium finish 88+ points

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