Chateau Chasse-Spleen 2001 Moulis en Medoc
Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2001 Pauillac
Chasse-Spleen has gorgeous aromas of cabernet and pencil-shaving, maybe it’s conditioning but this makes me hungry. On the palate the wine is a bit harder, a touch of metal. Very classic, food oriented wine.
The GPL (half bottle) was opened later, during the meal. Obviously richer, fatter with more oak. A bigger wine, higher alcohol. More stuffing too.
Chasse-Spleen is the minor wine of the pair but I really enjoyed it. I respect the style and authenticity. It’s often a bit hard and minerally but served at the right temperature with the right food and it is a very classy wine.