Château Chasse-Spleen 2016 - A.O.C Moulis
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Jeff Leve

The 2016 Chasse-Spleen has a very elegant bouquet with neatly integrated oak, the terroir really showing through here, hints of cedar and smoke emerging with time. The palate is fresh as a button on the entry. It is cut through with a superb line of acidity that engenders superb tension, the tannins firm but fine with a subtle marine influence towards the persistent finish. This is a fabulous Chasse-Spleen, the best I have ever tasted from the estate. It could end up at the top of by banded score.
points on 100
This wine is soft and ripe, with finely integrated tannins. The acidity gives it a great lift, and is framed by those fine, dusty tannins.
points on 100
A solid and linear young wine with blackcurrant and berry character, a medium to full body and a savory finish. Another excellent, young Chasse-Spleen.
points on 100
Dark crimson. Scented and rather voluptuous. Not forced. Medium weight. Very classic. Pimento and satin somehow! Bone dry. Tannins maybe just a tad too much? Just slightly sour on the rather sudden end.

points on 20
2016 est encore supérieur par l'éclat et la définition du fruit. Un vin vraiment séduisant et de grande allonge.
points on 20
Quite bright, this medium/full bodied, fresh, sharp, crisp, cassis and cranberry filled wine is made for lovers of older, classically styled Bordeaux. The wine leans to the cedar, tobacco leaf and piquant red fruit oriented side of the style range.
points on 100


Covering an area of ​​80 hectares with a vineyard averaging 30 years old, Château Chasse Spleen when we talk about Moulis remains "THE" reference at the moment. In 2003 Château Chasse-Spleen became the new owner of Château Gressier Grand Poujeaux. Since this acquisition, the new owners have not stopped trying to further increase the number 1 of the appellation. Composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot the estate uses traditional grape varieties.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Chasse Spleen
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    80 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2021 and 2045
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Moulis is made with a vineyard that has an area of 80 hectares by Château Chasse Spleen. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.


The Moulis appellation is located to the west of most of the Médoc's municipal appellations: its vineyard starts 3 km from the Gironde and extends to the west.This continental situation testifies to the effective precedence of the Moulis vineyard. In fact, in the 14th and 15th centuries, the vines were planted in the interior regions rather than on the edge of the estuary.
The winegrowers of the time preferred to avoid the dangers of the humidity of the river and the fogs, which favored decay and decimated the vineyards.Even today, the Moulis vineyard enjoys this advantageous situation, allowing it to wait for the optimal maturity of the grapes.