No Reserve set on this auction lot.
“Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This is reticent on the nose at first, but opens up nicely with time, blackberry, plum, black coffee, cedar and a slight estuarine note. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins on the entry, firm backbone and good depth. Stern and masculine, a saline note towards the cedar and tobacco scented, sappy finish. This is a great showing for Chasse Spleen and comes recommended for the vintage. Drink 2012-2030. Tasted March 2010”.
Neal Martin. (The Wine Advocate. September 2010).
“Under any new classification, this should certainly be a classed growth. Today it is among the leaders of the crus bourgeois. The 2000 is opulent, generous, stylish. The tannins are ripe and sweet, the fruit is finely balanced. It will develop well over the next 10-15 years”.
Roger Voss. (The Wine Enthusiast. June 2003).
“Very muscular with currants, mineral and nutmeg character. Full-bodied and chewy, with a long and lively finish”.
James Suckling. (The Wine Spectator. March 2003) .
A more recent tasting note on the 1990 Chateau Chasse-Spleen :-
“A surprise hit. This relatively little-known chateau does not elicit high scores but the 1990 appears to be an exception. We drank this undecanted. Color appears surprisingly dark, nice tinges of purple and only medium bricking, even 29 years on. The nose is classic Bordeaux: barnyard, charcoal, pencil, and is followed by appealing tannin with some still-present fruity elements that give it a nice backbone. Long finish with more of the non-fruit elements again coming to mind, all very pleasant. A lot of the other readers suggest bottle variation, so my sample size of one is obviously not conclusive but this was impressive and worth seeking. I’d also suggest that tasted if tasted blind, most people would assign a higher score”.
HRAZDIIV. (Cellartracker. 9/6/2019).