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2005 Climens - 1er Cru Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Barsac - White - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe

France - Bordeaux - Barsac

White Bordeaux Blend - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe
Producer Notes

Chateau Climens is a case study in meticulous tradition (only five families have owned the estate since its origins). Owned by the Roborel family from the 15th century through the late 20th century, this Barsac chateau (known as the "Lord of Barsac") produces some of the best sweet wines in the world. Ironically, its name translates to "unfertile" or "poor land" - quite the paradox for this... More »

Score
98
WA 97
JR 18.5+
WS 95
IWC 91-95
Drink Dates
WA: 2020-2060 WS: 2013+
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IWC 91-95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue Online Only

Full yellow-gold color. Flamboyant aromas of apricot, five-spice powder, flowers and smoky oak. Glyceral, fat and exotic, with mirabelle, honeyed apricot and spice flavors of great richness. There's something here that reminds me of plum wine. Seems to gain in fat and glyceral texture as it opens in the glass, with an emerging saline element contributing to the impression of chewiness. Finishes wonderfully thick, spicy and long, with compelling sweetness. This should evolve slowly over a period of decades.

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JR 18.5+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2014-2040

TA 3 g/l (sulphuric), RS 168 g/l.Highly spiced but also a little floral. Intense bitter orange, highly concentrated, very rich and thick and mouth-filling and less fresh than some vintages but still balanced in a richer, more rounded and powerful style. Needs more age to add complexity and balance that richness.  (JH)

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WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 219
Drink Dates 2020-2060

Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Chateau Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vibrant honeyed fruit that builds and builds in the mouth in tandem with a killer line of acidity. Even though it is a convincing, great Climens, you also have the impression that it is only just beginning to show what it is capable of. Berenice Lurton and her team excelled in this vintage and it comes strongly recommended.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2013+

Toffee, dried lemon rind and tropical fruit on the nose. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a dense palate of candied fruit and a long, sweet finish. Very concentrated. The botrytis spice creeps up on the finish.

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Author john33
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.053%
Tasted On 12/01/2010
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