Climens

Chateau Climens dates back to 1547 and has been one of Barsac’s most popular producers for years. Ironically, the name means unfertile land in a local dialect, yet it is blessed with excellent terroir for Sauternes. On very high ground the vineyard has excellent drainage helping create rich, elegant and refined wine.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Climens 1989 (21x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £654.00
1989

Climens 1989 (21x37.5cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (96 )

Green-tinged straw color. Initially less expressive nose opened to show floral, herbal and vanillin notes as well as a pungent minerally quality. Very sweet but very suave, with fresh but perfectly integrated acidity serving to frame and intensify the superb, mineral-and-citric fruit. Can't match the '90 for pure size and power but the harmoniousness of this wine is truly striking. Very, very long and subtle on the aftertaste. A great Climens. I underrated this wine in its early days, as it was overshadowed by the more powerful, more phenolic '90.
As per photos, 1493780 No SIB raised corks and repack Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 21x37.5cl 1 96 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £654.00
Climens 2005 (12x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £512.87
2005

Climens 2005 (12x37.5cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.87
Climens 2005 (24x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £771.34
2005

Climens 2005 (24x37.5cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £771.34
Climens 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £722.14
2009

Climens 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

97-99 Barrel sample. A tasting from several barrels, because the chateau has not made the final blend, so the rating is provisional. But the wine is so rich, with an almost perfect balance of acidity and ripeness, allied to a complete purity of honeyed botrytis. However the final wine turns out, it will be magnificent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £722.14
Climens 2012 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £680.14
2012

Climens 2012 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (93)

This pulls together lush pineapple, ginger, creamed apricot and peach notes, along with singed almond and bitter orange hints. Stays broad and rich overall, but there's good cut underneath and some power that will need a bit of time to mellow. An excellent effort for the vintage. All Sémillon. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,415 cases made.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £680.14
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Climens 1989 (21x37.5cl)
In Bond: £545.00
1989

Climens 1989 (21x37.5cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (96 )

Green-tinged straw color. Initially less expressive nose opened to show floral, herbal and vanillin notes as well as a pungent minerally quality. Very sweet but very suave, with fresh but perfectly integrated acidity serving to frame and intensify the superb, mineral-and-citric fruit. Can't match the '90 for pure size and power but the harmoniousness of this wine is truly striking. Very, very long and subtle on the aftertaste. A great Climens. I underrated this wine in its early days, as it was overshadowed by the more powerful, more phenolic '90.
As per photos, 1493780 No SIB raised corks and repack Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 21x37.5cl 1 96 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £545.00
Climens 2005 (12x37.5cl)
In Bond: £414.00
2005

Climens 2005 (12x37.5cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £414.00
Climens 2005 (24x37.5cl)
In Bond: £616.00
2005

Climens 2005 (24x37.5cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £616.00
Climens 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £575.00
2009

Climens 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

97-99 Barrel sample. A tasting from several barrels, because the chateau has not made the final blend, so the rating is provisional. But the wine is so rich, with an almost perfect balance of acidity and ripeness, allied to a complete purity of honeyed botrytis. However the final wine turns out, it will be magnificent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £575.00
Climens 2012 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £540.00
2012

Climens 2012 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (93)

This pulls together lush pineapple, ginger, creamed apricot and peach notes, along with singed almond and bitter orange hints. Stays broad and rich overall, but there's good cut underneath and some power that will need a bit of time to mellow. An excellent effort for the vintage. All Sémillon. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,415 cases made.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £540.00

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