2008 Climens, Barsac
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasting through the individual lots with Berenice Lurton, what comes across are the components of a crisp, refreshing, minerally Climens that may not have as much botrytis as previous vintages, but will have a thrilling sense of tension and poise. It was the energy in several lots that enamoured, with subtle white peach and apple-blossom aromas, hints of grapefruit and honeysuckle, the later tries bearing semblances to great Alsace. Great potential: taut, poised and brimming with vim and vigor.
Ripe and luxurious, with creamed ginger, almond and glazed pear notes laced with warm piecrust, apricot and clementine flavors. Long and authoritative on the finish, this is frankly sweet, but with the latent purity for balance. Drink now through 2022.