Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé 2009 - Lot of 12 Bottles

Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé 2009

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • Biodynamics
  • 13.50% 
  • 9L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

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

  • Quantity: 12 Bottles
  • Level: 12 base of neck
  • Label: 12 very slightly marked 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: Drink until 2050

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    The 2009 Climens is certainly more expressive on the nose compared to the 2010 Climens with potent honeysuckle, fresh pear and orange blossom that gently unfurl from the glass. Compared to the 2009 Rieussec for example, this is powerful but not quite as flamboyant. The palate is just fantastic, so energetic and tensile with layers of minerally, honeyed fruit laced with spice, sea salt, a touch of licorice and quince. It will be a multi-dimensional Climens that has a very long future ahead, a killer Sauternes that is going to give a great deal of pleasure over many years. Tasted April 2016.

    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: 12 Bottles
    • Level: 12 base of neck
    • Label: 12 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: Yes
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Barsac
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Lurton
    • Vintage: 2009
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: Drink until 2050
    • 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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    (1)For delivery in metropolitan France. More information....

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    Château Climens 1er Grand Cru Classé 2009

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