2016 Ch Climens 1er Cru Barsac

Ch Climens 1er Cru Barsac
Colour
Port & Sweet
Producer
Château Climens
Region
Barsac, Sweet Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon
Drinking
2020-2045
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2016 Ch Climens 1er Cru Barsac
Colour
Port & Sweet
Producer
Château Climens
Region
Barsac, Sweet Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon
Drinking
2020-2045
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£279.94 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(6 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 96-98

Who needs Sauvignon when you have Sémillon of this quality! Ch Climens is proud to stand alone in only using one variety for their sweet wine from Barsac. As proprietress Bérénice Lurton explains, “why meddle, when the red soils of the estate are so perfectly suited to this wonderful variety?” She is obsessed with purity of fruit and there is no better vintage to exemplify it. Having tasted 12 different casks, this gorgeous cuvée is going to have everything: honey, exotic fruits, fresh clementine flavours, hints of caramel, and delicious freshness. DR

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Producer

Château Climens

Château Climens is one of the most sought after sweet wines in the world. Located in Barsac next to Sauternes, only 5 families have owned the Château since its inception in 1547. It was rated 1er Cru in the original Sauternes classification with other neighbouring estates such as Rieussec, Suduiraut and La Tour Blanche; however, it is generally regarded as the best of the bunch though it is slightly lesser known. In 1971, it was bought by Lucien Lurton, and it is run by his youngest daughter Bérénice since 1992. Produced mostly from Semillon, it is known for its refined elegance, ethereal touch and notable complexity.

Region

Barsac, Sweet Bordeaux

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.

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