2007 Climens Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
Multiple tastings of barrels and two micro-blends with Berenice Lurton at the chateau and each one more breath-taking than the last! An intensely minerally nose with astounding delineation and poise with hints of wild... Multiple tastings of barrels and two micro-blends with Berenice Lurton at the chateau and each one more breath-taking than the last! An intensely minerally nose with astounding delineation and poise with hints of wild honey orange-blossom and a little almond. The palate displays brilliant balance so much so that the 150-160gms/L residual is barely noticeable. A sublime viscous honeyed peach-tinged finish that leaves the palate tingling with glee. To quote my own words: "it encapsulates everything you love about Sauternes." Bravo Berenice. Drink 2010-2050+
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Wine Enthusiast, June 2010
#25 on the Top 100 Cellar Selections; A big rich wine showing its gorgeous fruit easily. But with a core of dryness the ripest apricots touched by caramel it should age well over many years. There is intense power here... #25 on the Top 100 Cellar Selections; A big rich wine showing its gorgeous fruit easily. But with a core of dryness the ripest apricots touched by caramel it should age well over many years. There is intense power here still hidden by the youth of the wine but with final concentration.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac
Vintage 2007

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.