Was afraid that we missed the ideal time but the bottle was perfect. Very deep floral notes, a good, well-balanced body. Glad we opened it because next year it might have not been the same pleasure. Served with a filet de canard from the BBQ (marinated with lemon and sage).
Dark ruby red and quite viscous. Cherry, vanilla, wood and some earthy aromas. In the mouth it is fruity, but more woody. Actually, the wood is so dominating that I wonder what it would be without the oak. That said, the oak is remarkably well integrated and the wine is wellmade. The style is polished and modern, and quite different from the rustique wines I think of with Moulis and Listrac. Kept well in the glass.
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(Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis) A good appearance in the glass, showing a little maturity. Quite an appealing style on the nose, showing a rather meaty character. Full texture on entry, nicely rounded, restrained, not overblown. Still showing a considerable presence of tannin making for a quite backward impression on the palate, and the acidity is similarly present. Clean, correct finish. Needs years yet for my palate, but should be very good indeed.