Château Climens is amongst the best Barsac producing some of the greatest sweet wines to be found. The wine made here are known for their delicacy, finesse and complexity.
Barrel-fermented and aged in small oak barriques (one third new) for 22 months. Aromas of orange, gingerbread, caramel and creme brulee with notes of spice and honey. Rich and smooth on the palate with a vivid fresh citrus acidity.
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.- 94 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate