Chasse-Spleen vs GPL 2001

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.

1 thought on “Chasse-Spleen vs GPL 2001

  1. Four years later, the Chasse-Spleen 2001 has iron-like minerality on the nose, certainly no aromas suggesting sweetness, but the mid-palate is quite full and ripe. This wine is drinking very well now, having just lost its youth. Drink over the next 5-10 years if you are lucky enough to have some bottles.

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