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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.

1971 Château Climens

Heavy capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  94   

1976 Château Climens

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

3 available
Bid *

1980 Château Climens

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  90   

1980 Château Climens

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1980 Château Climens

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1988 Château Climens

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  96   
WS  91   
ST  91   
JR  18   

1988 Château Climens

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  96   
WS  91   
ST  91   
JR  18   

1989 Château Climens

375ml

ST  96   
WS  93   
RP  90   
15 available
Bid *

1989 Château Climens

375ml

Light capsule condition issue

ST  96   
WS  93   
RP  90   

1997 Château Climens

375ml

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  94   
ST  90   

2007 Château Climens

WA  99+    
ST  94+    
WS  93   
12 available
Bid

2011 Château Climens

WS  97   
VN  96   
JS  96   
WA  94+    
JR  17.5   
12 available
Bid *

2014 Château Climens

WE  98   
WS  97   
JD  96   
JS  95   
WA  94+    
VN  94   
JR  17.5   

1971 Château Coutet

Capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

1976 Château Coutet

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

3 available
Bid *

1976 Château Coutet

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue; light writing on label

1980 Château Coutet

375ml

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

1989 Château Coutet

Light label condition issue

ST  92+    
RP  90   
WS  90   
2 available
Bid *

1989 Château Coutet

Base neck fill

ST  92+    
RP  90   
WS  90   

1995 Château Coutet

Light label condition issue

JR  17   

1997 Château Coutet

RP  90   
WS  90   
2 available
Bid *

1997 Château Coutet

Light label condition issue

RP  90   
WS  90   
2 available
Bid *

2001 Château Coutet

375ml

RP  93   
WS  93   
ST  93+    
3 available
Bid *

1959 Château Caillou Creme de Tete

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1973 Château Nairac

Elevated cork; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; label condition issue