2007 Chateau Climens Sauternes - 375ml

2007 Chateau Climens Sauternes - 375ml

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2007 Chateau Climens Sauternes - 98 pts!

Château Climens is a wine producer located in the Sauternes village of Barsac on the left bank of the Gironde River. It was classified as a first growth in the 1885 Classification of Sauternes and Barsac alongside other Château such as Guiraud and Suduiraut. Climens is one of only a handful of châteaux in Bordeaux that produces its wines from only one grape, Semillon. The wine is characterized by fresh citrus notes, white flowers and spice, which becomes more honeyed and concentrated with age.

The only grape planted in the vineyards at Château Climens is Semillon, which thrives on the limestone-rich soils in the vineyards. Botrytis develops on the grapes because of the misty mornings, humidity and warmer afternoons that are typical during the months before harvest. If the grapes are not of the highest quality, or if botrytis has not properly formed, Bernice Lurton and her team will not produce their grand vin, Château Climens. They have been bold enough in the past to declassify an entire harvest of fruit – selling the grapes off to other producers rather than bottling as their own.


Product Details

Varietal Sauternes Blend
Vintage 2007
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 375 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Sauternes
Producer Climens
Color White
Wine Type Dessert

Robert Parker

Rating 98 RP - Tasted single blind against its peers. Chateau Climens always tends to go into its shell after bottling, which is probably why I was not dishing out an even higher score to this still, spellbinding Barsac. The 2007 is endowed with a lovely bouquet: very pure with honey, a touch of orange-blossom and a touch of quince. The palate is very well-balanced with great purity and a dash of spice as well as a lovely viscous, botrytis-laden finish that possesses awesome weight and persistency. This is a slice of heaven in a glass, but it definitely needs time to reveal its true potential. Tasted January 2011. RP

Wine Spectator

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Winery Details

Varietal Sauternes Blend
Vintage 2007
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 375 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Sauternes
Producer Climens
Color White
Wine Type Dessert

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