Château Climens 2003
111.30€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
Between 10ºC and 12ºC
Aged for 20 to 24 months in small French oak barrels (40% new ones).
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