Château Chasse Spleen
Chasse-Spleen is the star of the municipality of Moulis next to Château Poujeaux. Already since the early 1800's when during a visit by Lord Byron in 1821 he spoke the memorable words: "Quel remède pour chasser le spleen", and in Dutch "what a remedy to cleanse the spleen" to which the Château is said to be name derives, Chasse-Spleen is an exceptionally good wine.
Château Chasse-Spleen is, together with Château Poujeaux, the most important winery in Moulis. Although classified as Cru Bourgeois, the wine surpasses many Grand Cru Classé Medoc wines. Chasse-Spleen has always produced good wines, but the quality has greatly improved after the takeover in 1976 by the Taillan group, who also manage Château Haut-Bages-Libéral. The château was run by Bernadette Villars until she and her husband were killed in a hike in the Pyrenees in 1992. The company is now owned by daughter Claire.