Château Climens

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

David T

Happy New Year!🎈🎆🎊

This is a pairing I’ve been talking about doing for a decade but, couldn’t find a bakery to make one. So, I had to make it. The Sauternes is a 96. The pairing is a 10

Everything about the Sauternes is married in the pineapple upside down cake. Old school meets old school. Clemens the second best Sauternes producer after D’ Yquem.

At En Primeur in 2014, we spent a day in Sauternes & Barsac…eight Chateau’s and multiple vintages. We component tasted at Clemens. Great day. The highlight wasn’t D’Yquem, it was component tasting at Clemens. After eight Chateau’s, we went to Guiraud to taste 50 more Sauternes in an hour and then dinner. When we finished the 50 Sauternes, I wanted to go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning rather than have dinner I had so much RS in my mouth. Tasted nearly 2500 wines in 6 days.

This note is being written the next day with leftover Pineapple Upside down cake and 2003 Clemens.

This has a classic Sauternes nose of heather honey, marmalade, dry citrus and stone fruits with nuts with skin & waxy notes.

The palate is super thick, lush, waxy with ripe botrytis fruits of dry; pineapple, stone fruits. Orange-tangerine, lemon, lime, grapefruit citrus, marmalade, honey dripping, coconut shavings, nuts with skin, candied walnuts, saline, white spice, caramel, vanillin, wet marl, soft but strong edgy chalk, molasses notes, fruit blossoms, yellow lilies & flowers, spring white florals, excellent, very round acidity, balanced, excellent structure, well woven and smartly polished finish that lasts minutes.

From 750 ml
— 2 months ago

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Château Climens

Haut Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1980

Nice color and aromatics of caramel and toffee. 39 years and shows a mix of age and soft maturity. Best with a light fruit based dessert like lemon or lime based cake perhaps. Fun to share at Bourbon Steak @ Levi Stadium. — 4 years ago

Château Climens

Les Cypres de Climens Barsac Sémillon 2013

Ken Z

Drank 4/26/18 at a tasting event.

2nd wine of Climens. Nose of pineapple and honeyed apricots, with some slight volatility that blows off after a few minutes. Flavors of pineapple and some light honey, without the depth or richness of the Climens. Decent wine, but would vastly prefer the Doisy Vedrines for around the same price.

4/22/7/3/3 +50 = 89 pts.
— 6 years ago

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Château Climens

Asphodele Sec Sémillon 2019

Very nicely clean and balanced Semillon that paired well with garlic shrimp. September 2023. — 5 months ago

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Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

Yquem 2017 ‘gesloten’ maar wel eleganter dan Climens 2015 welke meer intensiteit en power heeft, nu… — a year ago

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Château Climens

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1990

Jeremy Shanker

One of the best aged sauternes I’ve had in a long time! Candied Orange marmalade, chanterelle, honeycomb. Delicious. — 2 years ago

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Château Raymond-Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Shay A

Heck of a 3rd Friday to kick off the holidays!

This was my first time with this producer. All the typical Sauternes notes of honeyed fruits, marmalade, toasted cashews...the sweetness wasn’t as precise as Rieussec, Climens or Guiraid up front, but it had the aromatics and front, mid palate in spades. Drinking well now but clearly no rush.
— 5 years ago

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David T

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@Shay A The Chateau with a flock Peacocks all over the Estate and where you tasting. Some amazing birds.

Alexander Vineyards

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Shay A

Alexander Vineyards has a great selection of wines, all at great values. This is their only dessert wine, and it has been delicious every time I’ve had it.

Last bottle of mine. This is from the Barsac region. Richly colored gold in the glass. Viscous, but not overly so. If comparing to a Climens, I’d say this doesn’t have as much of the orange-honey roasted cashew type note, but lots of orange marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits and honeysuckle. This showed a more powerful core than a 2009 LaTour Blanche I had a few weeks ago (which I enjoyed how bright it was). Paired with truffle salted popcorn at the end of the night, and it was great.
— a year ago

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the grapes are from france?
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@Joshua Fisher : correct. Their tasting room is actually in the hill country (near Austin & San Antonio, TX), but none of their wine is from Texas. They work with producers (champagne, Bordeaux, Germany, Spain, etc) and then import their wines under their AV label.

Cyprès de Climens

Barsac Sémillon 2012

Jeremy Shanker

Great entry level sauternes for younger drinking. — 2 years ago

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Château Climens

Bérénice Lurton Papillon de Sauternes Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2015

Hotel Catalonia BCN Plaza. Outlook Wine 10 Years OW10. 21,50.
— 5 years ago