2010 Bordeaux Primeurs – Chasse Spleen, d’Aiguilhe, Trois Croix, la Garde

by Charles Lea

Chasse-Spleen scores as follows. I did not feel able to give it a score based on my one tasting, where the sample may have been old. Neal Martin and Jancis definitely liked it.

16 (Jancis Robinson MW OBE (www.jancisrobinson.com))
88 – 90 (Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate)
92 – 94 (Neal Martin’s Wine Journal, erobertparker.com)
89 – 92 (James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator)
88 – 89 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com)
****17 (Steven Spurrier, decanter.com)

Also out today Stephane von Neipperg’s Castillon d’Aiguilhe, which I really liked this year, but where oh where are the big guns? This is very slow, which just means an ungodly rush later – don’t get trampled.