2000 Chasse-Spleen Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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NM 91 WE 91 WS 91 JL 90
NM 91

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010

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...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, June 2003

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...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2003

Very muscular with currants, mineral and nutmeg character. Full-bodied and chewy, with a long and lively finish. Best after 2008. 29,165 cases made. — JS
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2012

With a nose packed with earth, black plums, tobacco and cassis, this powerful, tannic, deep wine could easily pass for a Classified Growth.If you're going to open it now, leave it in the decanter for an hour or more...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Moulis
Vintage 2000
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2000 Chasse-Spleen is a remarkable Bordeaux blend that hails from the Moulis region of Bordeaux, France. This deep red wine is a testament to the exceptional quality of the vintage, showcasing the elegance and complexity that Bordeaux is renowned for.

Upon pouring, the wine immediately captivates with its deep ruby color, hinting at the depth and concentration that awaits. The nose is initially reticent, but with time, it opens up beautifully, revealing layers of blackberry, plum, black coffee, cedar, and a subtle estuarine note. This aromatic symphony is a delight for the senses, enticing the drinker to explore further.

On the palate, the Chasse-Spleen 2000 demonstrates its full-bodied nature, accompanied by grippy tannins that provide structure and depth. The firm backbone ensures a long and satisfying finish, with a touch of salinity that adds complexity and intrigue. This wine is a testament to the masculinity and strength that the Chasse-Spleen estate is known for.

Renowned wine critic Neal Martin's Wine Journal awarded this vintage an impressive score of 91 points, further solidifying its status as a standout wine. Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast also bestowed the 2000 Chasse-Spleen with a score of 91 points, praising its muscularity, balance, and opulence.

According to Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com, this wine possesses the potential to age gracefully, much like a classified growth. He recommends decanting the wine for an hour or more if enjoying it now, or allowing it to mature for several more years to allow the firm tannins to soften.

Overall, the 2000 Chasse-Spleen is a wine that exemplifies the best of Bordeaux. With its complex aromas, full-bodied structure, and impressive aging potential, this wine is a true gem for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this vintage is sure to impress.