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1998 Château Climens, 375ml

Light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

2 available
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Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

2 available
Bid *
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

91-95Robert M. Parker Jr.

No review

87-90Wine Spectator

Sexy aromas of peach, apricot and spicy, toasty oak. Not especially fat but sophisticated on the palate; flavors of ripe white pit fruits meld nicely with oak notes of resin, toffee and butterscotch.

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.