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2004 Château Climens

Barsac, 1er cru classé

$45.00 per Half Bottle (375ml)


16 Half Bottles (375ml)




"The 2004 Climens is beginning to open up nicely - no surprise given that this Barsac always needs a decade in bottle. The nose has a delicacy that is uncommon for a youthful Climens, unfurling with subtle scents of caramelized butter, dried honey, mint and lemon thyme, but immediately identifiable as Climens. The palate is viscous on the entry, with Climens' trademark spiciness lurking under the surface. This is very harmonious and focused - probably just beginning to enter its drinking plateau. I suspect that it will never reach the heights of the 2001 or 2009, but is a very commendable "second tier" Climens. Drink now-2035. Tasted February 2014." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #212
(WA, 04/29/2014)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2014-2035

"Shows apricot tart, with hints of candied lemons on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lovely concentration and a lemony, spicy, almost flinty aftertaste. Impressive for the vintage. Very lively and zingy on the finish. Best after 2009." Wine Spectator
(WS, 08/31/2007)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2009

"Reticent, cooler nose suggests menthol and vanilla. Then quite sweet, dense and silky, even thick for 2004. Currently dominated by brown spices, especially clove, but with a broad and seamless texture. This has struck me as unusually rich and sweet for Climens from the beginning. A real spice bomb today, and nicely long on the aftertaste." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 12/01/2007)

Rating: 90

"Relatively pale gold, especially compared with the 2003. Very long and late harvest. Lighter honeyed aroma and pure citrus then light spice and zest on the palate. Bright and racy and less viscous than the 2005. Lots of finesse and a marked lightness of touch on the finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/13/2009)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2012-2034

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