Climens 1967

Sauternes/Barsac, First Growth Sauternes

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Tasting Notes

This bottle of 1967 Climens was served blind by Bérénice Lurton at the château. It is unquestionably the best bottle that I have encountered. Brilliant delineation on the nose with irresistible scents of orange pith, Japanese yuzu and those Portuguese Pastéis de Nata that I remarked on last time. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with blood orange and passion fruit, those hints of Chinese white tea on the finish. Startling and flirting with perfection. Tasted at the Château Climens vertical in London.

Score: 99

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2022-2050 01 August 2022

The 1967 Climens, which apparently contains 84g/L residual sugar, is a crystalline beauty. Glistening in the glass, it is like a golden beacon that lights up the table. The bouquet is fabulous with razor-sharp delineation and palpable energy, scents of tangerine, acacia honey, Portuguese Pastéis de Nata and barley sugar. The palate is intense, extraordinarily pure and brims with tension, riding on its razor-sharp acidity that counterbalances the honeyed fruit laced with blood orange, passion fruit and subtle white tea notes. I cannot recall a fresher 1967 Sauternes. Every mouthful elicits pure joy and the only downside was there was not a drop left once I had finished my glass.

Score: 97

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2022-2040 01 February 2022