2011 Château Climens, Cru Classé Barsac
“As in every other year, Bérénice Lurton offers a tasting of different barrels, representing different lots picked from different parcels on different dates – there were 14 lots in all. They are not ready to make the blend yet but tasting a selection of the possible components can give you some idea of the wine to come…. Lot 6, picked on 15 September had quite a mineral streak with spice and terrific freshness. Lot 9 from 18 September was richer and denser with more barley sugar and orange flavours but still had great acidity. Lot 11, picked 20 September had fine tension and length – real elegance and subtle orange notes. Lot 12, from 21 September was dense and very very long. Lot 13, picked 26-28 September and therefore comprising some of the most concentrated berries but also some 'golden berries', resulting in a rich but very lively elixir. If these examples are anything to go by, this will be a very pure and elegant vintage with excellent freshness. My average score was 18."
Julia Harding, Purple Pages.
"Fine, complex and elegant. Final blend under the deft guidance of Berenice Lurton will no doubt create another great vintage for Climens."
(19 points), Decanter
Region & country
Barsac, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Ready 2016 - 2030