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2022 Château Chasse Spleen En Primeur

Released en primeur earlier today at £292 per dozen in bond, 2022 Château Chasse-Spleen, from Moulis-en-Médoc, manages to over-deliver in most vintages, much like its near-neighbour, Poujeaux

Jane Anson heaps praise on this new vintage, describing it as "Beautifully poised...excellent quality..." with "a ton of personality, and serious architecture that promises to age well".   At just over £24 per bottle in bond, this is another classic property offering very good value from this vintage.

We are expecting several releases tomorrow, not least Duhart-Milon, but in the meantime, you can review all the wines released so far on our en primeur offers page, here.

Offered en primeur, landing spring 2025.

Magnums available with £15 ex-VAT bottling surcharge, please enquire for other formats.

Landing in spring 2025.

Limited availability.  To order, e-mail us at 

Château Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Médoc

Producer Profile

Château Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Médoc

Château Chasse-Spleen is a Cru Bourgeois estate in Moulis-en-Médoc.  It has a poetic name, with two often-quoted origins.  One story is that during a visit to the château, Lord Byron remarked 'Quel remède pour chasser le spleen` (roughly, 'what a remedy this place is for the blues'! Spleen relating to 'Splenetic'.  The other legend attributes the name to the poet Charles Baudelaire, visiting his artist friend Odilon Redon, a neighbour of Chasse-Spleen and illustrator of “Spleen et Idéal”, a poem by Baudelaire.

The estate is owned and run by Céline Villars Foubet and has been in her family since the 1970s.  The vineyard is halfway between Margaux and Saint-Julien, with a very varied mix of gravel, clay and limestone terroir.  The 92 hectares are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

RED 2022 Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £292 per case of 12 Château Chasse Spleen
2022 / / 75cl
£292 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Chasse-Spleen was showing especially well, bursting with aromas of cassis and plums mingled with licorice and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with levels of texture and mid-palate amplitude unusual at this address in recent years, this supple, charming Moulis should offer a broad drinking window. 90-92+ points" William Kelley,"Beautifully poised and well delivered black fruits here, and this is excellent quality, unusual spices of sweet cinnamon, vanilla bean, turmeric, gourmet edging, with depth and tannic grip. Great stuff, flashes of heat, but a ton of personality, and serious architecture that promises to age well. 40% new oak barrels for ageing. Now contains part of the vines from newly-purchased Château Brillette, with good quality Cabernet Sauvignon from gravel terroir, in place as of this 2022 blend vitage. 93 points""Firm and linear with medium to full body and chalky, slightly tight tannins. Hints of walnuts and dark berries at the end. 93-94 points"

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