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2013 Château Climens

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from a distributor

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Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

97Wine Spectator

There’s loads here, with apricot, nectarine and clementine flavors stitched with a racy orange zest note to give energy, while tropical papaya and mango flavors add a sublimely creamy edge. The finish sails on and on...

95The Wine Advocate

There is a cold stone influence here that tempers its exuberance. The palate is very well balanced, spicy in the mouth, beautifully balanced with ginger & nutmeg infusing the honeyed fruit. This is a feisty Barsac, animated and energetic...

17.5Jancis Robinson

Honey, marmalade, vanilla, peach, pear, aniseed, white chocolate - absolutely loaded with fruit and complexity. Vivid acidity on the finish. An absolute delight.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Sauternes, Barsac

Sauternes makes the world’s most famous dessert wines. Though the appellation lies within the Graves region of Bordeaux’s left bank, the appellation makes only sweet wines from white grapes, primarily Semillon sometimes blended with small amounts of Muscadelle. The five communes within Sauternes are Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes. Barsac also has its own appellation and, typically, Barsac wines are slightly drier and lighter than other Sauternes. Sauternes are made when weather conditions result in a mold called Botrytis cinerea developing on the grapes, which causes them to become especially sweet. Sauternes are not produced every vintage, so successful vintages become especially collectible. Sauternes estates were classified in 1855, and Château d’Yquem, the appellation’s most prestigious estate, was ranked in a class by itself as a Premier Grand Cru. Château d’Yquem wines are among the most prized wines in the world.