Chateau CHASSE-SPLEEN Moulis en Medoc 2001

Region: Bordeaux - France

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Tastings Notes: This wine is harmonious, very tannic and full-bodied, though still elegant. It has a deep, ruby colour and ripe aromas of prune. In its best years, Chasse Spleen rivals the best of the Medoc’s crus classés.

About the Winery: Château Chasse-Spleen is the leading Moulis estate along with Château Poujeaux. Although it is classified only as a Cru Bourgeois, it regularly outperforms many of the Médoc's more renowned classed growths. There are two theories behind the château's rather unusual name: firstly, that, when Lord Byron visited the estate in 1821, he remarked `Quel remède pour chasser le spleen`. Secondly, that it is named after Baudelaire's poem, Spleen.