2003 Climens Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • ST 92
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2003 Climens Sauternes Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Loads of honey maple syrup dried apricot and spice. Full-bodied medium-sweet with a refined spicy character. Pretty wine. Masses of botrytis. This is refined and long a racy wine compared with the power and muscle of so... Loads of honey maple syrup dried apricot and spice. Full-bodied medium-sweet with a refined spicy character. Pretty wine. Masses of botrytis. This is refined and long a racy wine compared with the power and muscle of so many others. Beauty among the beasts. Best after 2012. 2300 cases made.
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2006
92+ Medium yellow. Reticent, spicy nose opens slowly to reveal apricot, orange and caramel. Fat, silky and sweet, with the sheer concentration to support its substantial alcohol. Quite unctuous for Climens, with an almost... 92+ Medium yellow. Reticent, spicy nose opens slowly to reveal apricot, orange and caramel. Fat, silky and sweet, with the sheer concentration to support its substantial alcohol. Quite unctuous for Climens, with an almost confectionery quality to the fruit. Comes across as less firm than usual for a young Climens, but then today the wine's structure is buried beneath its opulence and baby fat.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
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... 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. - Neal Martin