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2010 Climens Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS96
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  • WE95
  • WA94
  • JR

Reviews

WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Dense and lush now, offering tangerine, apricot, honey-roasted almond and dacquoise notes, with a long, powerful, honeyed finish that lets toasted coconut and mango cruise through. The lovely dried pineapple and... Dense and lush now, offering tangerine, apricot, honey-roasted almond and dacquoise notes, with a long, powerful, honeyed finish that lets toasted coconut and mango cruise through. The lovely dried pineapple and honeysuckle accents flitter through the background. Shows stunning length and depth. This will become dreamy with age. Best from 2018 through 2035. – JM
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Attractive nose with hazelnuts, vanilla and apricot. Lots of dried orange peel and honey in this excellent sweet wine. Dense and very sweet on the palate with bright acidity and wonderful purity of fruit. Soft... Attractive nose with hazelnuts, vanilla and apricot. Lots of dried orange peel and honey in this excellent sweet wine. Dense and very sweet on the palate with bright acidity and wonderful purity of fruit. Soft, well-balanced and very elegant long finish. Medium sweetness. Intense botrytis spice on finish. Better in 2016.
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Full and very rich, this is an opulent style of wine. It has a ripe, tropical fruit feel to it, offering power as well as fresh acidity. Pineapples and lychees give fruitiness, perfume and spice. The aftertaste, with its... Full and very rich, this is an opulent style of wine. It has a ripe, tropical fruit feel to it, offering power as well as fresh acidity. Pineapples and lychees give fruitiness, perfume and spice. The aftertaste, with its liquorous character, is gloriously warm and concentated. Drink from 2018.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Experience has told me that Chateau Climens 2010 never really gets into its stride during its first decade in bottle and the 2010 is included. It seems a little muffled at first, especially in the context of some very... Experience has told me that Chateau Climens 2010 never really gets into its stride during its first decade in bottle and the 2010 is included. It seems a little muffled at first, especially in the context of some very delineated aromatics for this Sauternes vintage, but it gains clarity with aeration. The palate is well-balanced with an unctuous entry. The acidity seems lower than its peers but this really benefits from time in the glass, becoming ever more pixelated and poised. While it pales against the 2009, this constitutes a follow-up worth seeking out rather than squirrelling away. Drink 2018-2035+. - NEAL MARTIN
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
There is the vintage tanginess in this wine but also the property's trademark purity and unctuousness. As usual it was not possible to taste (or give the analysis of) anything approximating to the final blend - just... There is the vintage tanginess in this wine but also the property's trademark purity and unctuousness. As usual it was not possible to taste (or give the analysis of) anything approximating to the final blend - just lots from the various pickings in late September and October - but this is looking like a top quality rendition of 2010 even if not a big and blossomy as the 2009. Please note that the analytical data are estimations from Bill Blatch. RS 145g/l TA 4.2. 19 out of 20

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