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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Château Climens

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Barsac

Grape Variety:

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Château Climens, 1er Cru Classé, Barsac, 2010

6x1.5L £420.00

1 case Equiv. £70.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Bérénice Lurton has yet again produced another sensational wine. Not that Climens really needs to prove anything; it is widely regarded as the number one estate in Barsac and often rivals Yquem in Sauternes. As usual, we don't taste a complete wine; we taste numerous barrel samples from different plots and from different tries. There were three main 'tries' and 17 plots. Time constraints prevented us from tasting everything, but we tasted most of them! Notes of candied orange, cinnamon, raisins, peach, apricot, lemon rind, bright orange blossom, spice, tarte tatin, wild honey, caramel, hints of earth, flowers, toffee apples and minerals. The palate is crystal clear, vivid, with surprising density, but lifted, elegant, fine boned, detailed, with a nice saline touch; exquisite!

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