Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé

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85-89 / 100



Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé

Condition Good

Stock : 6 bottles
348,00 € tax incl. 290,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
17 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Dark orange with a greenish tinge. A bit more decayed than Zubair Mohamed, whose birth year this is and who is tasting with us. Big and glucose-like. Losing focus. Big and voluminous with some burnt notes on the end. Just a bit of decay.
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
Many consistent notes from 1964. The most recent: perfect, harmonious, creamy bouquet; sweet, fullish, apricots, wonderful acidity.
89 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Beginning to deepen in color and take on an ambergolden color, the 1962 Climens must certainly be the best Climens of the sixties. A fragrant, roasted bouquet of melted caramel and brown sugar sauteed in butter is captivating. On the palate, the wine has rich, luscious, unctuous flavors that have remained crisp and lively because of good acidity. It is a worthy challenger to the d’Yquem in 1962.
Vintage 1962
Rating 85-89
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Climens
Country France
Château informations
Chateau Climens, is a vineyard of 30 hectares located in the Barsac appellation.  Climens is ranked 1st growth by the official classification of 1855. The vineyard's 30 hectares are in all together in one parcel, the soil is composed of red sandy clay on a limestone base. The vines are 100% Semillon (which is a rare monocepage in the region), with a density of 6600 plants / ha for an average age of 35-year-old  vines 35 years old. Climens produces only a sweet white wine. Climens yields are particularly low, with an average of 7 hl / ha, or 4 hl / ha in the difficult years, to maintain quality and exceptional concentration. The estate produces a second wine called Cyprès de Climens in memory of a curious tradition: when the vessels were leaving port on the Ciron, they were given a branch of blue cypress to insure future payment. Overall the wines produced by Climens are consistently of a very high level. In fact, they are made with great care and high quality thanks to the high demands of Berenice Lurton.Great vintages: 1971, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2005.

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