2007 Cyprès de Climens, Barsac (375ml)

SKU #1086308

This second wine of Climens is very affordable and worth every dollar. A perfect vintage for Sauternes and this beauty is so balanced with pineapple hints, some honey, and a touch of coconut. Extremely focused wine that is refreshing and vibrant. Will cellar well for twenty years, but is perfect tonight with some poached pears. Clyde rates it 94 points. In 1547 Guirault Roborel, the King’s attorney at Barsac, bought a few plots of land at the site of Climens.The two names soon became one as the Roborel de Climens family develop their property. The vine appeared as early as the end of the XVIth century. When the chateau received the enviable rank of first Cru Classé in 1855 it belonged to Eloi Lacoste. This Bordeaux shipper improved the estate and saved it after the phylloxera blight. From 1880 to 1971, it was in the hands of well-known printers in Bordeaux , the Gounouilhous, who sold it in 1971 to Lucien Lurton. In 1984 a second wine was born to Climens under the label - Cyprès de Climens-. The cypress trees planted at the edge of the estate are a reminder of the special attachment of the English to this three when they ruled Guyenne. The second wine is the result of a selection. Les Cyprès benefits from the same care as Climens until the bottling. The wine is always 100% Semillon.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5