2006 Climens Sauternes Blend

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

Reviews for 2006 Climens Sauternes Blend

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)