1998 chateau climens premier cru classe, barsac
Why We're Buying
Château Climens stands as one of the two titans of Barsac. (The other being Château Coutet). Its 100% Sémillon is at its apex when young, exuding lightness and subtle complexity. Wine critics have even gone as far as to describe select vintages as superior to the legendary Château d'Yquem.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale to medium gold in color, the 1998 Climens has a nose of chalk dust, lemongrass, straw and dried apples with hints of candied lemons and toasted almonds. The palate is a little tired and fading, with pleasant nutty/savory notions and a bit of dryness to the finish. Drink up!