1983 Climens

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£924.00 DP

Average critic rating : 93.5 points



The 1983 has consistently improved since bottling and is a far greater wine than I ever imagined after tasting it from cask. It exhibits the classic honeyed pineapple and spicy oakiness that makes Climens so profound. In the mouth, this wine is opulent, extremely rich, with gobs of glycerin, yet enough acidity to give it plenty of definition and crispness. It is a beautifully made, even stunning Barsac that is eclipsed by the great 1986 and 1988. Anticipated maturity: Now-2009. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 3rd Edition



Tasted at Chateau Climens. A lucid golden colour. The nose is a little tight at first and demands some coaxing form the glass. It does not quite have the same clarity as the sublime ’86: mango, quince, hot buttered toast and a touch of lanolin. Complex, but more introverted than expected. The palate is powerful and deep with joyful citrus fruits on the entry, Seville orange, apricot and mango with a chalky texture on the finish. An intriguing Climens – great length with a touch of marmalade on the aftertaste. Drink now-2035+. Tasted April 2009. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com



Half bottle. Very nervy nose with quite high VA. Very intense and golden creamy. Edgy and interesting. Just a touch of positive decay. Not actually that sweet, but beautifully balanced. Probably on the way down? Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

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