Château Climens<br />2005 Barsac<br>France

Château Climens
2005 Barsac

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TYPE Very Sweet - White
REGION Bordeaux | France
GRAPES Sémillon
Available Quantity: 2 in stock
97 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate |
95 points, Wine Spectator |
94+ points, Vinous |
93 points, Wine & Spirits |
92 points, Wine Enthusiast |
100 points, International Wine Cellar |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
100 points, International Wine Cellar
“The 2005 Château Climens is an absolutely stunning showing, which at this juncture is not showing any noticeable flaws, as it dazzles with its striking aromas and flavors. Unctuous, intense, and simply gorgeous, this perfumed wine has sublime aromatics of quince, crème brûlée, bananas foster, candied mango and baking spices. On the palate the wine possesses profound flavors of crème brûlée, roasted pineapple, ripe mango, and sweet marcona almond purée all adding to the magnificent flavor profile. Seductive, complete and utterly brilliant, the 2005 is clearly is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Climens, and it has the structure, weight and intensity to cellar for another 40 years. (Best 2017-2057)”

97 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
“Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vibrant honeyed fruit that builds and builds in the mouth in tandem with a killer line of acidity. Even though it is a convincing, great Climens, you also have the impression that it is only just beginning to show what it is capable of. Bérénice Lurton and her team excelled in this vintage and it comes strongly recommended.”

95 points, Wine Spectator
“Toffee, dried lemon rind and tropical fruit on the nose. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a dense palate of candied fruit and a long, sweet finish. Very concentrated. The botrytis spice creeps up on the finish. Best after 2013. 2,300 cases made.”

94+ points, Vinous
“Good full golden-yellow. Musky, very fresh aromas of crystallized citrus peel, minerals and toasted bread. The palate offers incredible sappy concentration and a saline aspect, not to mention a penetrating quality rare for this fruit-driven year. In fact, this begins almost light, then builds inexorably toward the back, finishing with a tactile impression of extract and an extraordinary sweetness that almost reminded me of the Suduiraut that I tasted just before it. Should go on for decades.”

93 points, Wine & Spirits
“The deep color implies how richly draped this wine is in botrytis; its exotic scents and complex flavors bear the stamp as well. Honey, more honey and a little hazelnut in the end. Voluptuous now, this wine’s complexity will gain prominence with age.”

92 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Intensely rich, very perfumed wine, full of apples and honey flavors. There is also fresh fruit, but the richness dominates, showing some dry botrytis flavors to finish.”

About The Winery
The exceptionally distinguished Château Climens is classified as a 1er Cru Classé and known as the 'Lord of Barsac'. Its history dates back to the 16th century, and only five families have owned the estate from its origins. This is a rare occurrence which explains why its surface area in a continuous single vineyard has practically remained unchanged since the date of its creation. In 1971, Lucien Lurton, already the owner of several famous classified growths in the Médoc, was won over by the finesse of the Climens wines and acquired the château. It was in 1992 that his daughter Bérénice Lurton took over the château's destiny. Since then, it is with enthusiasm and determination that she takes great care in perpetuating the precious magic of Château Climens, ensuring that this legendary growth shines with evermore brilliance and grace.