Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
75cl * 13% ABV * Bordeaux, France
Climens is regarded as the finest Barsac property. Huge amounts of work in the vineyard and the winery goes into the finest of Bordeaux's sweet wines - aside from unproblematic conditions during the majority of the year, misty autumn mornings along the riverbanks must provide just the ideal conditions for noble rot to develop in the grapes, which are then hand-harvested in 'tries'. But from such work comes such reward: here, notes of sweet juicy peaches drizzled in honey and ginger, thick-cut marmalade and green tea combine on a palate of other wordly richness. Unctuous in texture with a needed lift of acidity, this has plenty of scope for long bottle maturation. Drink to 2040+.