Château Climens, (half bottle), 1996

Barsac (Sauternes 1er Cru), Bordeaux, France

Château Climens, (half bottle), 1996

Barsac (Sauternes 1er Cru), Bordeaux, France

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£28.50
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£28.50

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Grape Varietes: Sémillon 100% Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Optimum Drinking: 2017-2018 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102524
Estate Notes

Château Climens is Barsac's premiere wine, as well as being one of Sauternes greatest sweet wines. Climens, which is sited on the highest elevation in Barsac in the south of the Barsac appellation (just 20 metres above sea level!) is renowned for its delicacy and finesse and complexity of flavour.

Climens, which translates to 'infertile land' in Celtic, dates back 500 years, and its conspicuous soil is a distinct red hue, dotted with pebbles.

Reviews

"...intense botrytis spice aromas and hints of lemon rind and mineral. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lively acidity and a long, sweet fruit and almond cake finish." Wine Spectator

"The 1996 is a light wine, offering a lemony, citrusy, and white fruit-scented nose with notes of minerals and spice. Medium-bodied, with good acidity, lively fruit, some sweetness, and a youthful finish." eRobertParker.com