Château Chasse-Spleen 2001

This is still a relatively youthful expression of Château Chasse-Spleen from Moulis en Médoc on Bordeaux’s left bank, despite being 15 years old.  The cork was more or less in perfect condition.  In the glass, the wine has aromatics of smoke, tobacco, blackcurrant and licorice.  The oak is still integrating on the palate and somewhat […]

Château Chasse-Spleen 2010

Château Chasse-Spleen from the Moulis en Médoc appellation on Bordeaux’s left bank.  I enjoy this wine regularly, which is all the more surprising that I have neglected to write up a note on it previously.  The 2010 vintage is good as usual and classical left bank Bordeaux, an exercise in medium bodied blackcurrant and cedar […]

Château Poujeaux 1986

The 1986 vintage of Château Poujeaux is a very good wine that is still drinking well into its third decade.  A medium intensity garnet in colour in the glass, it has aromatics of cedar and blackcurrant.  The acidity is medium-high, and there are subtle expressions on the palate reminding of blackcurrant, cedar and pencil lead. […]