HDH Wine

2012 Château Climens

Barsac, 1er cru classé

$75.00 $67.50 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"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. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,415 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2017-2027

"Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. The 2012 Château Climens is always horrendously difficult to taste in its infancy and under blind conditions it can fall short of expectations. That may well be the case here. It has a simple, slightly malic bouquet at first, almost Germanic in style, scents of yellow flowers emerging with time, coalescing and gaining more richness. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry. There appears to be more botrytis here and certainly more weight on the fresh finish that is tinged with barley sugar, betraying Barsac origins. I appreciate the power here, although the aftertaste feels a tad short. This is one of the very few Sauternes that deserve time in bottle." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #223
(WA, 03/03/2016)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2030

"Straightforward, relatively simple nose. Bright fruit. Just an edge of something other than fruit or botrytis. Edge of burnt. Still very chewy." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/11/2016)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2028-2040

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