Chateau Climens - 1er Grand Cru Classe Barsac 2009 - Honeyed Fruit And Toasty Oak 12x 75cl Bottles


Chateau Climens - 1er Grand Cru Classe Barsac 2009
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75cl Bottles
Available 08th Dec 2015

The wine is fermented in oak cask and aged for 12-18 months in barrels, one-third of which are new, to get just the right balance of honeyed fruit and toasty oak.

Chateau Climens 2009 is still very young and will become considerably more complex over the years.

Category(s):     Dessert Wine

Producer: Chateau Climens   -
ABV:   13%
Appellation:   Barsac
Brand:   Chateau Climens
Country of Origin:   France
Drinking Until:   2025
Food Match:   Sweet Desserts
Grape Type:   Semillon
Malolactic Fermentation:   Yes
Parker Points :   96-98
Region:   Bordeaux
Sweetness of wine:   Sweet
Vintage:   2009


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Producer Information

Chateau Climens is regarded by many as the top estate of Barsac.

It lies just to the north of the tiny village of La Pinesse, situated on the highest plateau of the region.

This elevation is believed to contribute to the vineyards' drainage and the fabulous concentration of the wines, even in wet years.

It has had a number of owners over the centuries. In the 19th century it belonged to the Lacoste family, who made a wine called Chateau Climens-Lacoste.

In 1871 it was sold to Alfred Ribet, owner of Chateau Pexoto, which today is known as Chateau Sigalas-Rabaud. In 1885, Henri Gounouilhou took the reins.

He was the director of Bordeaux's most famous daily newspaper, Sud-Ouest, and it was he and his successors who did so much to raise the quality of Chateau Climens' wines and public awareness of the estate.

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