Monday, April 23, 2007

Broadbentism: 1985 Chateau Chasse-Spleen

"Though rarely if ever underrated, it is definitely overdue for re-classification, the '85 being a prime example. Superb in cask and showing steady development. Most recently, still surprisingly deep in colour, with good nose, weight, flavour and balance. Went well with Supreme de Faisan Bonne-Femme in the Lord Mayor's apartment at Mansion House. Sir John Chalstrey, a surgeon, was Shrieval Sheriff when, as candidate for Lay Sheriff, I was defeated in the deciding ballot by just 16 votes. Perhaps as well. A whole year of lunching and dining in fancy dress would have been daunting - unless all the wine had been as good as the Chasse-Spleen. Last noted Oct 1996 ***" - MB

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