Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 12 898
Lot 34
Climens; Sauternes; 1988; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 11 000 - 13 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 12 898

About this Item

Sauternes, 1988
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Château Climens is a Premier Cru Classé Sauternes producer in Bordeaux's Barsac appellation in Graves. Climens' past spans several centuries and has became known as the 'Lord of Barsac'. Since being founded, only five families have owned the estate. This is a rare occurrence and can explain why this single-vineyard property has remained practically unchanged since the date of its creation. Climens is not only famous for its elegant wines, but also for its consistency. Even in less-than-great vintages, the Climens wines are always special – characterised by the finesse and depth born of its unique terroir. Today, Climens is in the capable hands of Bérénice Lurton who takes great care in perpetuating the magic of the château.

Critics Ratings

‘Extremely rich – like the thickest of cream – but with crystalline structure and acidity still in evidence too. Very deep-flavoured. I may be underrating its likely longevity.’ -  Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 18.5/20 (Mar 2011)

‘Subtle dried apricots on the nose. Deep and intense lemon and honey on the nose. A perfect flu remedy. Viscous and full and yet with terrific bright acidity leading to a mouthwatering finish full of orange zest and pizazz. Powerful and very youthful with just a slight warmth on the finish due to the higher than average alcohol.’  - Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18.5/20 (May 2009)

Provenance

Private Client


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