Château Climens 2003

Special Prices
 Incl. VAT & DP Incl. VAT & DPA case of 12 Bottles (75cl)
Parker : 90 / 100
J. Robinson : 18,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The Climens '03 has always been a capricious Barsac: brilliant out of barrel but found wanting under vertical conditions. Here, amidst a blind horizontal, it fell somewhere between the two! This bottle offers a sweet ripe bouquet of candied orange peel, dried honey and fig that is missing a little delineation (as discerned on previous bottles.) The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry with a touch of spice that lends it a pleasant edginess. Mango and pineapple form the middle whilst the finish is composed and focused with commendable precision and citric acidity. To repeat comments I have made before, this is a decent Climens, but Berenice Lurton has made far superior wines in recent years. Tasted April 2013.
BordeauxBarsac
Wine Spectator
96

Alcohol
14.5

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
18,5

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
20

Dessert wine
Yes

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Grape varieties
Sémillon

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Barsac

Color
White

Producer
Château Climens

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru classe

Parker
90

Allergens
Contains sulphites