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  • Country ranking ?

    395
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2020

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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Tasting note

color

Youthful, Green-Yellow and Bright

ending

Long, Extensive and Flavorful

flavors

Vanilla, Apricot, Honey, Truffles, Glycerin and Buttery

nose

Youthful, Opulent, Generous and Rich

taste

Balanced, Well-Integrated, Multi-dimensional, Full-bodied, Ripe, Fragrant, Sweet and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sexy and Outstanding

Written Notes

As usual tasting of several lots and blends of 2015, 12 in all, it's always great lesson for ones tasting abilities to taste these. In addition to 2015 samples, we were treated by several older vintages of Grand Vin. 2015 Climens - on basis of tasted samples it's easy to say, that this vintage can be as stunning as 2014. It doesn't have the acidity of 2014, but it seems that intensity and depth are slightly bigger in 2015. We will see in app. 5 years time. 96-97p.
  • 97p
Good looking normal size bottle and in an perfect condition. Colour is green-yellow, and looking bright and youthful. On the nose it is intense, youthful, opulent, generous and rich. The taste is ripe, fragrant, and sweet, with silky tannins, full-bodied, with balanced, multi-dimensional and well-integrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has perfumed, glycerin, vanilla, truffles, tropical fruits, apricot, white fruits, honey, dried-fruit and buttery flavours. The finish is long, extensive and flavorful. This wine is sexy, outstanding and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting. Good value for money.
  • 96p
Pale colour. Fresh dried apricot, white flowers, pineapple, grapefruit aniseed aromas and flavours with honeyed marzipan notes. Superb luscious yet perfectly weighted fruit with underlying ginger oak, light chalky textures and superb mineral cut. Tasted several barrels, each from different tries. The best way to taste an unfinished wine. 99 points
  • 99p

Information

Origin

Barsac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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97p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Climens 2015  ( Château Climens )

"2013 Climens - great intensity of botrytised flavors, great acidity, rich sophisticated, very long finish. Lighter than 2013. 95p"

1y 12d ago

97p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Climens 2015  ( Château Climens )

"As usual tasting of several lots and blends of 2015, 12 in all, it's always great lesson for ones tasting abilities to taste these. In addition to 2015 samples, we were treated by several older vintages of Grand Vin.

2015 Climens - on basis of tasted samples it's easy to say, that this vintage can be as stunning as 2014. It doesn't have the acidity of 2014, but it seems that intensity and depth are slightly bigger in 2015. We will see in app. 5 years time. 96-97p."

1y 30d ago

97p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Climens 2015  ( Château Climens )

"As usual tasting of several lots and blends of 2015, 12 in all, it's always great lesson for ones tasting abilities to taste these. In addition to 2015 samples, we were treated by several older vintages of Grand Vin.

2015 Climens - on basis of tasted samples it's easy to say, that this vintage can be as stunning as 2014. It doesn't have the acidity of 2014, but it seems that intensity and depth are slightly bigger in 2015. We will see in app. 5 years time. 96-97p."

1y 30d ago

99p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Climens 2015  ( Château Climens )

"Pale colour. Fresh dried apricot, white flowers, pineapple, grapefruit aniseed aromas and flavours with honeyed marzipan notes. Superb luscious yet perfectly weighted fruit with underlying ginger oak, light chalky textures and superb mineral cut. Tasted several barrels, each from different tries. The best way to taste an unfinished wine. 99 points "

1y 2m ago

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