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Exquisite clarity of perfume and palate. Apricot notes dominate a broad array of scents and flavours. Finesse and sophistication here as opposed to weight and power. Very long and fresh and excellent value.
Absolutely wonderful! Pale gold appearance. A peacock's tail of scents are evident in this profound, complex nectar. Ultra-rich but supremely balanced. A great sauternes.
Climens opens its doors for tasting very late in the tasting 'season' and no exceptions were made for the 2001 vintage! David Roberts and I were mutual guests with Bernice Lurton (who runs Climens) at a dinner during our April visit and she is totally confident that the Estate has made one of its greatest wines in 2001. Few would disagree that Climens is the number one Barsac property and I look forward with anticipation to tasting the 2001 in due course. We cannot believe that 2001 Climens is anything less than magnificent.
2001 was a tremendous year for the great sweet wines of Bordeaux, probably the best in the last decade and Coutet excelled itself. Rich, luscious and opulent, with appealing tropical notes on the nose that carry through onto the palate, where they are joined by the beautiful complexity that comes from botrytised fruit. Perfectly balanced, with an elegant and refreshing acidity that carries through onto a sensational finish.
Established in 1854, Lay & wheeler is an international fine wine merchant specialising in en primeur, in bond and fine wine sales, cellerage and broking.
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