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2008 Chateau Climens Barsac (in magnum)
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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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2008 Chateau Climens Barsac (in magnum)

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

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2010

Bright golden yellow.  Fresh apricot, orange oil, hazelnut and racy spices on the tangy nose.  Silky, lush and deep, with superb balancing acidity keeping this utterly seamless wine light on its feet.  Showing more spice than apricot fruit now but this refined, very long wine is dusty with material and very long and subtle on the aftertaste.  Its balance makes it attractive already but I'd hold it for at least another five to seven years to give it a chance to absorb some of its spicy oak.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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