Ch Climens was established as a vineyard in the 17th century and buy the mid 20th the estate had grown in size
and reputation, producing wine which in some vintages rivalled Yquem in terms of quality and price.
In 1971 the estate was acquired by Lucien Lurton, head of the Lurton family, who own a number of Bordeaux chateaux
including Brane-Cantenac and Durfort-Vivens.
Climens has 29 ha of vineyards at Climens planted entirely with Semillon vines of an average age of 35 years. Yields vary with the vintage, but typically the average for the first wine is 7 hl/ha. The wine spends up to two years in oak before being bottled without filtration, with a typical production of 3000 cases per annum. The style of wine is elegant, racy, with great vibrancy - classic Barsac. But Climens has the potential to develop greatly with bottle age, taking on a plump, rich opulence. These are great wines and they are very worthy of cellaring.
Chateau Climens (Barsac) 1998
"An appealing golden hue in the glass. The nose offers plenty of interest, which is certainly notable; there are some interesting organic tones, a touch of rôti, toffee but also fresh mint. The palate is cool and fresh although it quickly fattens up, developing a richer and slightly more complex character in the midpalate. The first flourish of real hope comes in the finish, as the wine releases a small but undeniable panoply of toffee and caramel character." (Wine Doctor tasting notes August 2008)
Bodegas Vinedos de Calidad
Alex dessert wine is made from Moscatel de Grano Menudo - also known as Muscat de Frontignan or Moscato d'Asti.
It is the finest of the four varieties of Muscat - most Spanish wines labeled Moscatel are made from the inferior
Muscat of Alexandria which produces a more one-dimensional, less subtle wine.
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Code / Product / Vintage:
|2663H||Ch. Haut Roquefort - Cadillac, Bordeaux||2010||37.5cl|
|2663||Ch. Haut Roquefort - Cadillac, Bordeaux||2010||75cl|
|2791||Ch Climens - Premier Cru, Barsac||1981||75cl|
|2792||Ch Climens - Premier Cru, Barsac||1982||75cl|
|2793||Ch Climens - Premier Cru, Barsac||1996||50cl|
|2793-1||Ch Climens - Premier Cru, Barsac||1997||50cl|
|2793-2||Ch Climens - Premier Cru, Barsac||1998||75cl|
|3109||Alex Moscatel de Grano Menudo - Navarra||2010||50cl|
|3365H||Elysium Black Muscat||2008||37.5cl|
|3364H||Essencia Orange Muscat||2008||37.5cl|
|1515||Albiger Hundskopf - Huxelrebe Beerenauslese QmP - Rheinhessen||2006||37.5cl|
|1512||Saulheimer Domherr - Silvaner Eiswien QmP - Rheinhessen||2009||37.5cl|
|1519||Kallstadter Steinacker - Siegerrebe T.b.a. QmP - Rheinhessen||1988||75cl|