Château Climens Barsac 2005 375ml

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This First Growth Barsac producer is planted to 100% Semillon with old vines averaging 40+ years. The wine is aged for 18-24 months in barrels with 30-50% new oak and the wine is neither fined nor filtered to extract the deepest concentration and fullest complexity. Parker calls Climens, "one of France's monumental sweet wines and a personal favorite. It combines great nobility with laser-like flavor precision. A tour de force in winemaking." He considers it "the most companionable with food, the most complex and the most compelling wine to drink in the Barsac/Sauternes region."
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Barsac
Brand Château Climens
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateNo tasting note given.

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorToffee, dried lemon rind and tropical fruit on the nose. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a dense palate of candied fruit and a long, sweet finish. Very concentrated. The botrytis spice creeps up on the finish. Best after 2013.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastIntensely rich, very perfumed wine, full of apples and honey flavors. There is also fresh fruit, but the richness dominates, showing some dry botrytis flavors to finish.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008