Chateau Leoville Poyferre

St Julien, 80 hectares, 240 000 btl, 65 cab sauv, 27 merlot, 8 Petit verdot

Due to a division of the large Leoville estate (Las Cases, Poyferre, Barton), Leoville Poyferre was created in 1840 and classified 2nd growth in 1855.
From 1920 it is the Cuvelier family who owns and runs the estate. Major investments was made, cellar modernized and facilities renovated.
Final blend is made after many tatsting and the Chateau wine is aged in 75% new oak barrels every years.
Final wine is extremely well balance with a great deal of finesse.
Price range : 60-90€ age at least 7 years each vintage before to enjoy.

1842 vintage tasting

Exceptional tasting Ch√Ęteau Gruaud Larose 1842 !

Look at this color !
The wine stayed in the private cellar of the Chateau all this time, so the storage is a very important factor.
Unfortunately they don't still have precise informations about the correct blend but the truffle notes can indicate than Merlot where used.

Very light orange color, still alcoholic, light acidity, some truffle notes in the nose, no more structure, but amazing to drink this 170 years old wine.

I feel little bit younger now, may be it is the secret.

A big thank to the Chateau for sharing this exceptional tasting.

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Chateau Chasse Spleen

Today visited Chateau Chasse Spleen.

Located in Moulis appellation this one is one of my favorite. We had the 05 for X-mas diner and it was perfect after one our of decantation.

It's a family property run by Bernadette Villars from 1976 and now by her daughter.
The chateau is not included in the 1855 classification but listed as cru Bourgeois exceptionel in recognition of excellent quality.

As some famous winery they also do a small production of white wine (Blanc de Chasse Spleen)

Red is made from a blend of Cabernet sauvignon and Merlot, deep red color, generous in mouth and soft tanins. Should be pair with red meat in sauce or strong cheese.

Discover this nice property during on day wine tour in Bordeaux choose the Medoc area.

For more information visit the Chasse Spleen website