Cypres de Climens Barsac 2009
Picked in just two tries, 90% picked in one trie, tasting through 13 separate<br/>lots, the core components of a great Climens appear to be in place. Paying<br/>particular attention to the lots that constitute a large percentage of the<br/>blend (usually around 15%) the common themes are ones of great purity,<br/>persistency and precision. The aromatics display pure honey, minerals,<br/>occasionally a faint scent of spearmint and white peach, most with spellbinding<br/>precision. On the palate, Berenice Lurton has some stupendous lots at her<br/>disposal, with ample botrytis, ethereal definition, one or two more powerful,<br/>quite spicy lots and others that are shorter and will undoubtedly lend the<br/>blend an acidic cut. It will be a joy to taste this after bottling. <br/>(Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - April 2010)
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Editorial Reviews for Cypres de Climens Barsac
Once the sulfur blows off this is a lovely wine to smell rich with iron, flowers, and wild berry notes that turn towards lingonberry. Complicating scents of smoke, spice and earth fill out the subtle, layered nose and are quite seductive. In the mouth the wine remians quite tight with a very focused, slightly hard core of minerality and drying tannins keeping much under wraps. The finish is very iron rich but stuccato and short with faint echoes of fruit and spice. leave this alone for 5-6 years
still very fresh, from memory a bit low amplitude but with excellent balance an breadth. Would be lovely with some cheese, nicely sweet without being at all cloying and acidity showing great integration.
Three and a half glasses
Nice ruby color, aroma subtle, cherry, very very subdued aroma - includes, some faint leather/earth notes... Flavor - nice pinot notes, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, leather, earth, tobacco, long finish, fairly acidic still... Had with pasta and veal parmagiano (very very very good food match) complemented the mozzorella cheese extremely well...all in all a good Burgundy (I paid $24 for it a little over a year ago) Stored in cellar temp controlled (58 - 62 deg F) not moved for 3 months I would rate this wine a 93 , excellent stylistically, price wise, and complex, I enjoy complex wines, even ones which may be very subtle, as many Burgundies are. Mercurey is not my favorite AOC in Burgundy but htis is a good, affordable example.
A tremendous achievement. A wonderful balance of honeysuckle, orange zest, and raw honey with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg spice on the finish. Opulent and well structured, with trendous mouthfeel that is lithe yet well rounded. Sublime.
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A totally compelling Climens and every bit as good as the 1988. It is probably the best Climens made since their spectacular 1971. Still light gold in color, it has an expansive bouquet of new oak, oranges, pineapples, and other tropical fruits. In the mouth, there is great richness that seems all the more impressive because of the wine's remarkable clarity and definition. There is as much botrytis in the 1986 as in the 1988. Despite the intensity and extract levels, this sweet wine comes across as crisp and relatively light. The 1986 is a stunning example of Climens at its very best.
External Reviews for Cypres de Climens Barsac
Berenice Lurton and her team managed to pick the crop just hours before rains fell on October 23. Tasting through every one of their lots in 2010 there was a theme of tautness racy acidity and spice. Focusing upon two batches representing about 14% of the harvest there was patently exquisite balance and a sense of concentrated but efficient power counterbalanced by immense purity and effervescence. Their problem will be knowing exactly which lots to deselect! -Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Berenice Lurton and her team managed to pick the crop just hours before rains fell on October 23. Tasting through every one of their lots in 2010 there was a theme of tautness racy acidity and spice. Focusing upon two batches representing about 14% of the harvest there was patently exquisite balance and a sense of concentrated but efficient power counterbalanced by immense purity and effervescence. Their problem will be knowing exactly which lots to deselect! -Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine
100% semillon. Aged in 35% new oak.Vibrant yellow/straw hue. This was hands down the most backwards closed wine of the tasting. Completely unyielding at first requiring sometime in the glass to finally shed its inner beauty. True to Climens style this is promising to be a wine for the annals. It is ripe and tropical yet beautifully spiced. So much tension on the palate with bucket-loads of vibrant acids. The fruit is compact yet ethereal with an abundance of floral notes and ripe yellow s
Attractive nose with hazelnuts vanilla and apricot. Lots of dried orange peel and honey in this excellent sweet wine. Dense and very sweet on the palate with bright acidity and wonderful purity of fruit. Soft well-balanced and very elegant long finish. Medium sweetness. Intense botrytis spice on finish. Better in 2016. James Suckling.
Berenice Lurton and her team managed to pick the crop just hours before rains fell on October 23. Tasting through every one of their lots in 2010, there was a theme of tautness, racy acidity and spice. Focusing upon two batches representing about 14%... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Climens 375ml
Very concentrated and special with real lift as well as that massive undertow! You could really enjoy this already though doubtless it will pass through tertiary and quadwhatsit stages too. Very clean revitalising finish. 18.5/20 Jancis Robinson.
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