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Climens, Barsac, France, Half Bottle, 2009

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Climens, Barsac, France, Half Bottle, 2009

Climens is unquestionably the finest Sauternes producer after Yquem – but only a quarter of the price. Deep orange hue. Very concentrated, fat and rich yet with plentiful racy acidity too. Terrific. Now-2032 "Tasted blind. Deep... Read More

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Climens, Barsac, France, Half Bottle, 2009

ColourWhite

StyleSweet

RegionBordeaux

Sub RegionBarsac

GrowerCimens

Grape VarietySemillon

Vintage2009

ABV13.5%

Bottle37.5cl

ClosureCork

CodeCLI109

Our Rating

Sweet

Dry > Sweet

Semillon

Origins      

  • Bordeaux region

Characteristics   

  • Not strong flavour - pears? - but good weight
  • Can be very high-yielding (and therefore flavourless)
  • Affinity for oak
  • Thin-skinned: so vulnerable to rot (see below)
  • Often blended, with Sauvignon Blanc or...
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Climens, Barsac, France, Half Bottle, 2009

Climens is unquestionably the finest Sauternes producer after Yquem – but only a quarter of the price. Deep orange hue. Very concentrated, fat and rich yet with plentiful racy acidity too. Terrific. Now-2032

"Tasted blind. Deep orangey gold. Creamy interesting nose. Racy and lively and lots of fun with masses of freshness and attack. Jancis Robinson, JR, 17.5/20 2018-2040. Feb 2019"

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