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  • Country ranking ?

    825
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

This noble sweet white wine, graceful and weightless, is a subtle wine that is like no other. If it is the very expression of the quintessence of this appellation with balance and freshness, it also has the strength and magnificence among the greatest Sauternes. Climens is characterized by brilliance or depth, borne only of its unique terroir.

This special grace, the result of tightness and minerality is also blessed with an extraordinary aromatic palette, mingling perfumes of flowers, fruits, spices, and often even a hint of eucalyptus or fresh mint. In their youth the wines, which have a pale colour that is reminiscent of the aromas, are dominated by citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon, citron), fresh fruit and white flowers. Sweet spices and other deeper, confected fruit flavours will develop with the passing of time. Whatever the vintage, the wines continue to age slowly, retaining their harmonious blend of sweetness and freshness for decades, which signs their inimitable charm.

Climens is most famous for the elegance of its wine, but also for its sustained excellence: even in less than great vintages, the wines produced are always magical.  

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Pale golden. Pineapples, pure, delicate, nuanced and refreshing nose, complex and refined, fresh acidity, elegant, fresh, lively, playful, detailed, nuanced, superb balance, very long. 96

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2011 Climens - potent, with great acidity and minerality, very intense botrytised flavors of orange peel and almonds, sophisticated touch, richness and great length. Awesome effort. 96+p.
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Barsac, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Climens 2011  ( Château Climens )

Pale golden. Pineapples, pure, delicate, nuanced and refreshing nose, complex and refined, fresh acidity, elegant, fresh, lively, playful, detailed, nuanced, superb balance, very long. 96

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Climens 2011  ( Château Climens )

"2011 Climens - potent, with great acidity and minerality, very intense botrytised flavors of orange peel and almonds, sophisticated touch, richness and great length. Awesome effort. 96+p."

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