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Climens Sauternes 2006

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Climens Sauternes 2006 375ML        
Sku: 53608

The road through the Coutet estate which runs up to Chateau Climens has a slight incline, and the Climens vineyards in fact sit on the highest point of the Barsac appellation, although it is actually at an elevation of only 20 metres above sea level. Today there are 29 hectares of vines in all, located in one continuous vineyard which almost entirely surrounds the château, but subdivided into more than twenty different parcels. The soil underfoot has the red hue typical of the soils of Barsac, and includes a thin layer of clay and ferruginous sand, over deeper rocks of fissured limestone. Within the latter there are a multitude of ancient fossils, particularly starfish and molluscs, testament to this rock having been deposited by an ancient sea.

The wines of Chateau Climens also have the potential to develop into a magnificent style with bottle age, taking on a richer and opulent character, although in the most desirable vintages it never loses that defining freshness and acidity. Great wines worthy of purchasing and cellaring!

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“Proprietor Berenice Lurton continues to turn out one of the utterly profound wines from the Barsac Sauternes region. The 2006 is not up there with their perfect 2001, but it is a beautiful wine and stands out as one of the top wines of 2006. Medium gold, with a slightly more advanced color than I am used to seeing in a young Climens, the wine displays waxy honeyed pineapple and delicate marmalade and citrus notes with a restrained use of new oak. The wine cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate with terrific acidity, freshness, and moderate sweetness. This is a beauty, but perhaps on a much faster evolutionary track than some of their greatest vintages.” Wine Advocate, 94 Points

“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.” Wine Spectator, 94 Points

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Sauternes
Grape Varietal: Semillon
Type: Still wine
 
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