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1999 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (Previously $50)

SKU #999077 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Pale color. Cool, perfumed aromas of lemon ice, licorice, and spicy, vanillin oak. Tightly wound, even lean, yet one senses the density of material beneath the wine new oak component. Very firmly built and stylish but a bit youthfully edgy today. Finishes with late notes of vanilla and honey. Inner quote mark (7/2002)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Rich, bitter orange and apricot nose. Pretty viscous considering the lower RS but lovely tangy acidity. Long, full of spiced barley sugar flavours, but with a slightly abrupt finish, perhaps a slight phenolic grip combined with the high acidity. Bags of character. (JH) 18/20 points. Inner quote mark (8/2009)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted at Chateau Climens. A lucid golden hue. The nose is muted and a little petrolly at first, perhaps like the 2001 still in a dumb phase. There is a some alcohol making its presence felt. The palate is tight as a fist, sharp acidity, rather disjointed with dried honey, barley sugar and mandarin towards the finish. Rather conservative overall – hopefully this will awake with time. Drink 2011-2020? Tasted April 2009. (NM-Wine Journal) Inner quote mark (7/2009)

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