CHATEAU CLIMENS 1er Cru Classe Barsac 2003 Bottle (los)
Dessert Wine | France | Bordeaux | Barsac and Sauternes | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: Barsac and Sauternes
Wine Style: Sweet
Robert parker 90 points - "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."