2009 Climens

Climens

97Average Score
White
24x37.5cl
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0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace
£545.00
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£532.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
97
Critic Notes

Picked in just two tries, 90% picked in one trie, tasting through 13 separate lots, the core components of a great Climens appear to be in place. Paying particular attention to the lots that constitute a large percentage of the blend (usually around 15%) the common themes are ones of great purity, persistency and precision. The aromatics display pure honey, minerals, occasionally a faint scent of spearmint and white peach, most with spellbinding precision. On the palate, Berenice Lurton has some stupendous lots at her disposal, with ample botrytis, ethereal definition, one or two more powerful, quite spicy lots and others that are shorter and will undoubtedly lend the blend an acidic cut. It will be a joy to taste this after bottling. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate April 2010

Score: 96-98/100The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Climens is certainly more expressive on the nose compared to the 2010 Climens with potent honeysuckle, fresh pear and orange blossom that gently unfurl from the glass. Compared to the 2009 Rieussec for example, this is powerful but not quite as flamboyant. The palate is just fantastic, so energetic and tensile with layers of minerally, honeyed fruit laced with spice, sea salt, a touch of licorice and quince. It will be a multi-dimensional Climens that has a very long future ahead, a killer Sauternes that is going to give a great deal of pleasure over many years. Tasted April 2016. Jun 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 97-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Barsac
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Barsac
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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