2005 Climens Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • W&S 93
  • WE 92
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2005 Climens Sauternes Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied... Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vibrant honeyed fruit that builds and builds in the mouth in tandem with a killer line of acidity. Even though it is a convincing, great Climens, you also have the impression that it is only just beginning to show what it is capable of. Bérénice Lurton and her team excelled in this vintage and it comes strongly recommended. - Neal Martin
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Toffee 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... Toffee 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. -JS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2008
Good full golden-yellow. Musky very fresh aromas of crystallized citrus peel minerals and toasted bread. The palate offers incredible sappy concentration and a saline aspect not to mention a penetrating quality rare for... Good full golden-yellow. Musky very fresh aromas of crystallized citrus peel minerals and toasted bread. The palate offers incredible sappy concentration and a saline aspect not to mention a penetrating quality rare for this fruit-driven year. In fact this begins almost light then builds inexorably toward the back finishing with a tactile impression of extract and an extraordinary sweetness that almost reminded me of the Suduiraut that I tasted just before it. Should go on for decades. 94+
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2008
The deep color implies how richly draped this wine is in botrytis; its exotic scents and complex flavors bear the stamp as well. Honey more honey and a little hazelnut in the end. Voluptuous now this wine's complexity... The deep color implies how richly draped this wine is in botrytis; its exotic scents and complex flavors bear the stamp as well. Honey more honey and a little hazelnut in the end. Voluptuous now this wine's complexity will gain prominence with age.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Intensely 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.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2014
Quite subtle, restrained nose. Not as expressive and flamboyant as the 2006, or the 2012. Still impeccably balanced and refined – just not the most complex. 17/20 (RH)