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1971 Château Climens

Barsac, 1er cru classé

Top shoulder level; damp stained label; honey-gold color help

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$300.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"I have had some of the fabled mature vintages of Climens (the 1947 and 1949 come to mind immediately), but the 1971 remains my favorite mature vintage of this wine. It is a classic Climens, powerful yet restrained, rich and opulent, yet also delicate. This wine has superb balance, a long, lively, crisp finish, and moderate sweetness kept light and delightful by excellent acidity. It is one of the finest Barsacs I have ever tasted. The honeyed pineapple character, so much a personality trait of this wine, is abundantly displayed. Anticipated maturity: Now-2001. Last tasted, 12/97." Robert M. Parker, Jr., Bordeaux, 3rd Edition (1998)
(WA, 12/01/1997)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 1997-2001

"More clearly amber than gold. Distinctly creamy baked custard and caramelised orange nose - orange pastries and orange flower water perfume. That same smooth, creamy texture and flavour on the palate. Still has citrus zest and purity but really marked by that fine creamy flavour and texture. Stunning, long and so fresh and youthful (look at the acidity)." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/13/2009)

Rating: 19
Drink from: 1983-2016

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