chateau climens premier cru classe, barsac 2009
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

2009 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.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The aromatics display pure honey, minerals, occasionally a faint scent of spearmint and white peach, most with spellbinding precision. On the palate, Berenice Lurton has some stupendous lots at her disposal, with ample botrytis, ethereal definition, one or two more powerful, quite spicy lots and others that are shorter and will undoubtedly lend the blend an acidic cut.