Chateau Climens, Barsac 2005 What is wonderful about this wine is the amount of fruit that shows, from citrus to the tropical notes of pineapple. Sure, there is the expected richness of honey and appropriate volatility, but the coupling of the fruit makes this a star. In the mouth it is like drinking creme caramel rich, thick and full of caramel. This is a very luxurious wine.
The grapes are all Semillon from vines averaging 35 years of age, planted on 30 hectares in Barsac. The wine is vinified in French oak barrels, 35-45% of which are new. Maturation takes place over 20-24 months.
Owner and manager Berenice Lurton. Mis en bouteille a Barsac 13.5% purchased at the Wine Club $54.99 for a 375ml bottle Chateau Climens