Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1983

Tasted blind. Dark gold. Killer nose. Has a burnt orange element to its apricot and creme brûlée focuses nose. I guessed 75 dYquem. Great finish to a great day of burgs. — 19 days ago

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Domaine de Chevalier

Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

2015 vintage. A project started in 2011 by Olivier Bernard (of Domaine de Chevalier fame) in Sauternes from vineyards in 3 different terroirs (Sauternes, Barsac and Bommes). Contrary to classic white Bordeaux, Sémillon is king here, reflecting in this 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon blanc blend, aged in French oak. Lune d'Argent is the middle range of the estate and the heart of the production. It stands for amazing value. Drinking beautifully now, but I suspect this will age gracefully for at least another 5 years. Light brilliant yellow. Very attractive nose combining exotic fruit with minerality, flowers and brioche. Juicy fresh pineapple and grapefruit, balanced mouth-watering acidity and perfectly integrated oak. This shows the potential of great dry white wines in the Sauternes region, where the famous sweet wines are sadly suffering from low demand in lethal combination with high production costs. Grab this one by the case at only 17,90 euros. Abv. 13%. — 4 months ago

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Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Delectable Wine

The 1988 d'Yquem is almost identical to the bottle I tasted in 2016. This is almost Barsac-like in style on the nose with scents of barley sugar, complemented by marmalade and mandarin, fresh and vibrant with a palpable sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture but it is not, and has never been, as unctuous as either the 1989 or 1990. However, what the 1988 does possess is a surfeit of vitality and tension. There are layers of blood orange, quince and marmalade towards the finish that as the aromatics suggest, comes across as quite Barsac in style. Superb. Tasted at Château Batailley. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018) — 2 years ago

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2003

I am amazed that sitting with this wine this weekend actually showed better than from a 1.5L several years ago. Glorious in all of its unctuous splendor, the 2003 Chateau Coutet is one of the great wines made this vintage. The balance mid-palate is incredible, as is the unctuous texture. Rich vanilla creme brulee, butterscotch and roasted pineapple tones combine with minerals, and sour mango on the palate. With serious weight and verve, this is really singing now at the seventeen year mark and will continue to provide drinking enjoyment at least for another decade. Drink 2020-2032- 96 — 2 days ago

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Château Coutet a Barsac

1er Grand Cru de Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 1988

A wonderful finish to a NYE dinner on 12/31/19. Not too sweet- paired extremely well with fresh berries and Creme Anglaise. Even mellowed a touch with air and a little warmth. — 10 months ago

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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.
— 3 years ago

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Château Nairac

Barsac-Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1999

1999 vintage. Brilliant amber. Beautiful complex and remarkably fresh nose with dried apricot, honey, brown sugar and orange peel. Delicate and intense at the same time, the sweetness perfectly balanced by fresh acidity. This has class, complexity and length. Highly recommended. — 21 days ago

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Château Climens

Haut Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1995

A little something sweet to ease the spur of moving:/ — 7 months ago

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Château Doisy-Dubroca

Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1975

What mead should taste like... Ray really likes this. — 3 years ago