One of the two ‘big names’ in dessert wines—second only to d’Yquem in Sauternes, and supreme in Barsac—this is a wine of sweetness and richness balanced by the elegance that is typical of Barsac. If d`Yquem is the epitome of power and concentration, Climens is the epitome of delicacy, finesse and complexity. The historic Château Climens was first recorded in 1547 and since that time it has been owned by five families, all of which contributed to its reputation.
The Tasting Panel chose the estate’s second wine, Cypres de Climens 2012, produced with all the care of the first wine (at up to £100 or more a bottle) and is itself served in Michelin-starred London restaurants at vast prices. It is very sweet, with a fine balance, elegant and round: with aromas of peach and honey melon: a pleasure to drink.
Case of six half bottles. RRP £160. CCUK £119. Free UK mainland delivery.