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1995 Climens

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1995 Climens from Chateau Climens, Sauternes, Bordeaux

The epitome of finesse and complexity, the 1995 Climens from Chateau Climens resonates with astute wine investors seeking liquid gold. My rendezvous with this nectar-like Sauternes finds its zenith in this particularly edifying vintage, one that has gracefully transcended time.


The Harmony of Nature's Extremes

Integral to the 1995 vintage was the climatic ballet—a springtime of auspicious blossoming followed by a measured escalation of heat and precious rainfall. These halcyon conditions at Chateau Climens conjured a quintessence within each carefully nurtured grape, resulting in an investment-grade assemblage beyond measure.

Indeed, esoteric notes of honeyed apricots entwine with candied lemon peel and an ethereal hint of saffron to bless the olfactory senses. On the palate, it unfurls layers of marmalade and ripe nectarine, undercut by a refreshing acidity that enlivens this ambrosial libation. An ever-present botrytis cinerea offers a profound depth, complementing the ensemble with a sumptuously spiced whisper—daring any connoisseur not to be captivated.


An Ode to Patience: Maturation and Investment Potential

The 1995 Climens showcases its ageing prowess, where each year cossets deeper complexities into its golden embrace. For collectors and investors who value both spectral delight and financial acumen, this is an offering that promises longevity—a testament to both the 1995 vintage's providence and Chateau Climens' continuity of excellence. As it ages further in bottle, anticipate a burgeoning richness to unfurl, rewarding those who have mirrored its patience with a reverential tasting experience.

In summing up the essence of the 1995 Climens from Chateau Climens, I find myself drawn into a narrative penned by nature and perfected by skilled vintners. A vintage adorned with such vivacious charm—coupled with precise balance and depth—is a crown jewel in any fine wine portfolio.

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Tasted at Chateau Climens. The 1995 Climens has a butterscotch, dried pineapple, kumquat and wax-resin bouquet that is well defined and now fully open for business. The palate is spicy on the entry, chamomile, cinnamon and brown spices, just a touch of dryness on the finish. But there is great depth here with a long barley sugar and spice finish. This is a fabulous Château Climens that is just beginning to enter its stride. Drink now-2035+ Tasted April 2009.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015

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