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Chateau CLIMENS 1er Cru Barsac 2008

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting notes: Tasted single blind against its peers. This has a very well -defined nose of dried pineapple, quince and vanilla pod that unfolds seductively in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a mellifluous texture, although there remains some oak that needs to be subsumed into the wine. It displays fine definition towards the finish with impressive length. Always a little curmudgeonly in its youth, this Climens deserves a decade in bottle. - By Neal Martin.

About the winery: Chateau Climens is a well-known winery in Barsac, Bordeaux, France with a history dating back to the 16th century. The estate has 30 hectares of vineyards primarily planted with Sémillon grapes, and some Sauvignon Blanc. The winery produces sweet, complex wines through a process of hand-harvesting, small oak barrel fermentation, and extended aging. Chateau Climens is known for producing some of the finest sweet wines in Bordeaux, and is highly respected by wine collectors and connoisseurs worldwide.

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 93/100