The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
The name Chasse Spleen, meaning “Chase away melancholy”, was baptised as such in 1862 after a Baudealaire poem. The estate production goes back to the 16th century and the Chateau itself to the 18th century.
Owned by Celine Villars (2nd generation) and Jean Pierre her husband. Her uncle carried out a renovation in the...