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Château Chasse Spleen

Château Chasse Spleen

Chateau Chasse-Spleen
Moulis En Medoc (ZIP Code 33480)
Médoc, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
(+33) 556 580 237
(+33) 557 888 440

Who really baptised so divinely well this Moulis en Medoc wine? Was it Lord Byron, the English poet on his way to Spain? Or was it the Frenchman Baudelaire on holiday with his friend Odilon Redon, one of the chateau's neighbours, and illustrator of "Spleen et Ideal"?

Whichever, it can safely be said that the true merit may be awarded to the earth of Moulis itself; if they had been anywhere else maybe these two men would have drunk a glass of good wine, and carried on with their journey. Few vineyards have earned such an inspired and well-born name.

Luckily Mme Castaing, the first owner, had the good sense to listen to one of these two famous poets. Due to a joint possession, she inherited some of the best plots of land on the crest of Grand Poujeaux. Unfortunately it was too late for the classification of 1855, but in 1932 a new classification brought her wine up to the grade of Grand Cru Exceptionnel with only five other Chateaux.

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