Modern, Post-War, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Wine

Online-Only Auction, 18 - 25 October 2021

Wine

Sold for

ZAR 4 456
Lot 594
  • Climens; Sauternes; 1983; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 1 000 - 1 400
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 456

About this Item

Sauternes, 1983
1 (1 x 1) 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

‘Wonderfully inviting nose – pure, delicately and lightly spiced dried apricots with a very slight note of linseed oil and honey on toast. Youthful blend of bittersweet orange flavours and bright acidity, giving a mouthwateringly fresh finish and great length.’ - Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18.5/20 (May 2009)

‘The 1983 has consistently improved since bottling and is a far greater wine than I ever imagined after tasting it from cask. It exhibits the classic honeyed pineapple and spicy oakiness that makes Climens so profound. In the mouth, this wine is opulent, extremely rich, with gobs of glycerin, yet enough acidity to give it plenty of definition and crispness. It is a beautifully made wine.’ - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Jan 1998)

Provenance

Private Client

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