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2009 Château Climens, Barsac

2009 Château Climens, Barsac

Ref: BORD0987
White  |  Sweet  |  13% ABV

Hard to give a definitive tasting note on this, as I sampled 7 casks altogether. For example, I tasted a cask made from fruit picked on 3rd October, followed by one from 4th. The third cask sampled was picked in the morning of 5th, the next of that same afternoon. All casks tasted quite different to one another, yet the theme was massive levels of richness, out of this world botrytis and fine acidity, giving energy. Click on the Tasting Note tab for a note on one of the casks tasted!

Single Bottle
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £78.28
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Barsac
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Sweet
ABV% ABV: 13%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2018-2040
MaturityMaturity: Not Yet Ready
SweetnessSweetness: 4
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Semillon
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

Here's a note on one of the casks tasted (fruit picked 5/10 morning): Just fabulous nose: rich, nutty fruit allied to very nutty botrytis. Fruit of lemon and lime flowers. Liquorice. A real cordial. Very rich palate, much more structured than the proceeding cask. Dense and really clean and dry at the finish. Smoky powdered rocks. The final blended wine will be quite phenomenal.

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab. 

Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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Additional Information

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