Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé 1979 - Lot of 3 Bottles
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Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé 1979

     
  • Exotic fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • Organic
  • 13% 
  • 2.25L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

The figurehead of the Barsac appellation simply produces a powerful, fresh, well-balanced, sumptuous wine. More info

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 2 high-shoulder, 1 mid-shoulder
  • Label: 3 very marked label, 3 very bin-soiled label, 3 very stained label, 3 not legible label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Barsac
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Lurton
  • More information....

Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras en terrine et en brioche, Canard aux pêches, Tarte aux brugnons et pistaches.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • What the experts say...

    Belle réussite que ce 1979, avec sa robe pâle, dorée et nuancée de vert. Moins concentré et moins marqué par le botrytis que le 1980, il est plus léger et plus sec, mais assez riche. (...) Source: Robert Parker (3/88)

    Lot presentation
    Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Château Climens stands out through its strength and creaminess, developing intense aromas of citrus fruits and exotic fruits. A fantastic fortified wine, it has an impressive capacity to age for several dozen years in good vintages. It boasts the power and full-bodied aspects of a Sauternes as well as the finesse and liveliness of a Barsac.

    Information about domain Château Climens

    Château Climens, owned by the Lurton family since 1971, is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest fortified wines. Its vineyard stretches over 30 hectares of Sémillon. Its soil is comprised of fine gravel and red sand over a calcareous bedrock. The vines have an average age of 35 years, with annual renewal around the 3 to 4% mark. Yields here remain some of the lowest in the appellation in order to obtain unique levels of concentration. Harvest workers carefully select grapes that are rich in botrytis cinerea (Sauternais' famous noble rot). After fermentation in oak barrels, the wine is aged for two years before being bottled.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 3 Bottles
    • Level: 2 high-shoulder, 1 mid-shoulder
    • Label: 3 very marked label, 3 very bin-soiled label, 3 very stained label, 3 not legible label
    • Origin: -
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Barsac
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Lurton
    • Vintage: 1979
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 30
    • Volume: 30000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Sémillon

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