1999 Climens, Barsac (Previously $65)

SKU #998546 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 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. 91+ (ST)  (7/2002)

Jancis Robinson

 TA 4.1 g/l (sulphuric), RS 92 g/l. Only two tries this vintage. Lower residual sugar than in some later vintages and highish alcohol. 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. 18/20 points (JH)  (5/2009)

K&L Notes

Classic Barsac: apricot, elegant, super.

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