2006 Climens Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 375ML
  • WE 96
  • WS 94
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • JR 93

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Reg: $59.94

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In Stock: 3 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Beautiful aromas of orange zest are followed by gingerbread caramel and crème brûlée flavors. This is a beautiful rich smoothly dense wine with a core of botrytis spice and vivid fresh citrus acidity.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
This offers lots of honey and toffee aromas with lemon orange peel and apricot character. Full-bodied very sweet and rich. Thick and flavorful with vanilla spice and cream character as well. Builds on the palate. Best... This offers lots of honey and toffee aromas with lemon orange peel and apricot character. Full-bodied very sweet and rich. Thick and flavorful with vanilla spice and cream character as well. Builds on the palate. Best after 2012. -JS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 Climens still feels youthful on the nose, a car revving its engine but yet to release the handbrake. The palate is medium-bodied with harmonious... Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 Climens still feels youthful on the nose, a car revving its engine but yet to release the handbrake. The palate is medium-bodied with harmonious, honeyed marmalade and quince-tinged fruit, plenty of botrytis and perhaps here, a little more advanced than the aromatics. They will catch up in time to complete the gorgeous, quite ravishing yet tensile Climens from Bérénice Lurton and her team. - Neal Martin
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Full gold with orange highlights. Fruit salad and floral aromas along with sexy oak tones of nuts marzipan spices vanilla and toasted almond. Enticing opulent and concentrated with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality and... Full gold with orange highlights. Fruit salad and floral aromas along with sexy oak tones of nuts marzipan spices vanilla and toasted almond. Enticing opulent and concentrated with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality and bright acids to frame the sweet fruit salad flavors. Finishes with a restrained sweetness and lovely lift and perfume. This very long and aromatic wine boasts a tight chewy core of fruits and spices and very good energy on the back end. But it's also remarkably easy to taste today.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2014
Minty, marmalade, really complex aromatic range – smoke, toasted nuts, ripe apricots, red apples. Wonderful, magical stuff. 18/20 (RH)
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac
Vintage 2006

Label

This graceful, sweet white wine exhibits the quintessence of Sauternes with balance and freshness, strength and subtlety.

The extraordinary aroma is a perfume of flowers, fruits, spices, and often even a hint of eucalyptus or fresh mint. In their youth the wines are dominated by citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon, citron), fresh fruit and white flowers. Sweet spices and other deeper, confected fruit flavors develop with the passing of time. Whatever the vintage, the wines age slowly, retaining their harmonious blend of sweetness and freshness for decades.

Winery

Climens

Chateau Climens, classified a First Growth in 1855, is in the Sauternes village of Barsac on the left bank of the Garonne where the most prestigious sweet white wines in the world are made. An abundance of limestone surrounds the chateau’s 31 hectares of vines and endows the wines with great freshness for balance and aromatic expression.

The name Climens means ‘unfertile or poor land’ in local dialect. But wine experts—including the winemakers at Chateau Climens—realize that the sandy, iron-rich, red clay, is perfect for Climens’ one and only grape variety: Semillon.

Chateau Climens has a long history spanning several centuries, appearing for the first time on a contract dated 1547. It has belonged to only five families since its origins and the vineyards remain practically unchanged.

In the early 1970s Lucien Lurton, a man passionate about exceptional terroirs and who already owned several classified growths in the Medoc, began taking an interest in the Sauternes region. Won over by the finesse of the Climens wine, he acquired the chateau in 1971. He brought a determined touch of modernity, as well as relentlessly high standards to the domain, while respecting both tradition and the centuries-old savoir-faire in particular.

Lucien's daughter Berenice Lurton took over the chateau in 1992 and has taken great care in perpetuating the magic of Chateau Climens.