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Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2011 Climens repeated its performance from a few months ago. There is a tangible richness on the nose, touches of honeycomb and chalk infusing the honeyed fruit before those fig-like scents begin to emerge. The palate is beautifully balanced, unctuous in the mouth with a lovely salinity coming through on the long finish. It is way too young to strut its stuff at the moment, so afford it at least a decade in bottle. Tasted April 2016.
– eRobertParker.com, Jun 2016
As usual Climens had not been assembled, but the lots look exciting in the context of a very fine vintage.
Still tight, with an energetic core of white peach, creamed pineapple, persimmon and white ginger flavors. The backdrop of orange blossom and singed almond notes adds extra dimension on the finish. This will go a long way in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035. 4,025 cases made.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)
A dense, racy, sweet white with dried-apple, apricot and honey character. Full, very sweet and fresh. Tangy, spicy aftertaste. Shows lots of subtle, intense botrytis-spice character on the finish. Better in 2016.
– jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is probably the final blend but still in barrel and not 100% decided. 'The sap is rising so the wood is showing more than at other times', says Bérénice Lurton. She described this as tasting at the moment like 'a pretty girl with too much make-up'. Beautfully fresh, savoury/sour apricot and quince with tension and explosive energy but without overpowering concentration. Somewhere between the opulence of 2009 and the tension of 2010.
– jancisrobinson.com, Apr 2013