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Chateau Climens "Asphodele" 2019

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Region: France - Bordeaux

Grapes: 100% Semillon

Alcohol: 12%

Notes on the Wine

The nose is very subtle and delicate, with an evident minerality: we can feel cold stones, a hint of smokiness and salinity. It gives an impression of morning dew freshness, with scents of fresh lemon, vetiver, and honeysuckle. It’s still slightly closed in the mouth, needing aeration to get more expressive. With aeration the wine expresses its full potential and we find the subtle complexity promised by its perfumes. Although very elegant, it is also mouthfilling, and the finish is long and tense. Minerality is a critical point that gives the wine its shape: it creates a smooth and bright texture. The thirst-quenching freshness is evident and reminds us of spring.

Notes on the Producer

Chateau Climens today, and over the past decade or two, has become one of the most popular producers of Sauternes wines. Located in the commune of Barsac, Climens is planted on perfect terroir to produce great sweet, Bordeaux wine. The poor, unfertile, limestone soil and damp, morning weather is exactly how the estate got its name. In fact, when Climens is translated from the local dialect, the definition means, unfertile, poor land.