Friday, 6 April 2012

Climens Barsac 2001 Sauternes: 100 points of heaven

Sometimes in life you get lucky.

And so it came to pass for me recently.

A good friend, with superb taste in sweet wine, sold his business.

He decided to celebrate by bringing some 2001 Climens Sauternes to a BYO steak dinner we had.

What can I say about it? A stunner.

Four of us shared it, sitting around the bottle in reverential silence taking slow sips.

It was quite simply the best sweet wine I've ever tasted.

Subtle, citrusy, and it lingered on the palate for minutes at a time.

Here's a link to it.

According to Berry Brothers: "If d`Yquem is the epitome of power and concentration, then Climens is the epitome of delicacy, finesse and complexity. The wines from the best vintages can last for up to 50 years. Climens is classified as a Sauternes 1er Cru Classé"

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