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Chateau Climens 2015
2015 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale Offer, Sauternes

Chateau Climens 2015
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
12
Wine Advocate
98
2015 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale Offer
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Climens has for over 50 years, the finest, the most endearing and fruity wines of Sauternes. Almost discreet in his youth, then do Climens continues to develop and refine in the bottle. Biodynamically from the 2011 vintage.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
12
Wine Advocate
98
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Of the 22 very promising ingredients, many are big and muscular, while some are particularly spicy. As usual, Bérénice Lurton did not show the final blend, which is likely to be about 14.3% alcohol. Drink 2027-2050 Jancis Robinson
Ratings
The 2015 Climens was tasted from different lots (after naughty Bérénice Lurton had successfully duped me with her April Fool's joke by saying that she had done a final blend). The fruit was picked from 8 September until 4 October at 21 hl/ha. The residual sugar is 130 grams per liter this year. Aromas that spring from samples included acacia honey, orange blossom, grapefruit and a little frangipane, all beautifully defined and gaining intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, a dash of spice on the entry, lively in the mouth with ginger and a dash of pepper tincturing the honeyed fruit, long and sustained as it fans out with vigor. This is a fabulous Climens from Bérénice Lurton and her team, and as usual, those with wise heads will opt to lay bottles down for 15 years to get the most from this special Barsac. It is destined to be a great Climens - and that's no April Fool's joke. Wine Advocate 98 Points
Production Notes
It can trace its history back to the 16th century and was bought by Lucien Lurton in 1971. It has been owned and managed by Berenice Lurton since 1992. Climens is located in the south of the Barsac appellation, just outside the small village of La Pinesse - the vineyards (Sémillon 100%) lie on the highest point in Barsac (20m above sea level) on a gravel/sand topsoil and a limestone/clay subsoil. Yields at Climens are tightly restricted and the wine is barrel-fermented and then aged in small oak barriques (one third new) for 22 months.
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