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2003 Chateau Climens Barsac
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About Chateau Climens

From the highest point in Barsac, Chateau Climens looks out upon the entire appellation. It's sloping vineyards, planted exclusively to Semillon, provide excellent drainage for the vines, and a favorable microclimate, alternating between morning mist and daytime sun, allows for the early development of noble rot.

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2003 Chateau Climens Barsac

Producer: Chateau Climens
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2006

($73-$100) Medium yellow. Reticent, spicy nose opens slowly to reveal apricot, orange and caramel. Fat, silky and sweet, with the sheer concentration to support its substantial alcohol. Quite unctuous for Climens, with an almost confectionery quality to the fruit. Comes across as less firm than usual for a young Climens, but then today the wine's structure is buried beneath its opulence and baby fat.

96 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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06/30/2008
by WineNerd007
I tasted this in barrel, before a finished product was put together, and the lots I tasted were sublime. Each lot seemed better than the previous one and the finish on each seemed to last for days.

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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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