CHÂTEAU CLIMENS

1989 1er Cru Classé Barsac

Grapes Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle, Sémillon
Origin France, Bordeaux
District Sauternes-Barsac
Village Barsac
Classification 1er Cru Classé

Tasted at Chateau Climens. This has a slightly deeper hue than the 1990. The nose is even more defined than the 1990 with quince, barley sugar, dried apricot and a touch of Clementine. The palate is medium-bodied, a great sense of tension and vibrancy, taut, focused with a compelling citrus/white peach, viscous finish that leaves the tongue revivified and ready for another drop. This is unequivocally a superlative Climens that on this occasions just pips the stunning 1990. Classic – immortal! Drink now-2040+ Drinking range: 2009 - 2040 Rating: 97-97 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Jul 2009)

Currently out of stock in our warehouse.


Alternatively we may well have some bottles in one of our shops - why not give one of them a call?

Chelsea020 7244 0522
Kensington020 7221 1982
Barnes020 8878 8643
Chiswick020 8995 7355

Or, check the related products below for different vintages or wines of a similar style. You can also send an email to: sales@leaandsandeman.co.uk.


Château Climens

Barsac Premier Cru 1855 The name "Climens" appears to be derived from a local dialect word meaning unfertile land. It is one of the two Premier Cru properties in Barsac (the other being Château Coutet), although the golden age for Climens came later after Henri Gounouilhou bought the estate in 1885, guiding it through phlloxera and oidium, managing to expand the vineyards and, on occasions, rivalling even Château d'Yquem. In 1971, Château Climens was purchased by the great Lucien Lurton and is now run by his daughter Bérénice. The 30ha of vineyard are planted entirely with Semillon. The yield for the Grand Vin is very low, averaging 7hl/ha. The grapes are fermented in small barrels (a third new each year) and aged for 20 to 24 months before release.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
  • We offer free nationwide* delivery for all orders over £100 with our own vans. For orders under £100 or guaranteed express deliveries (for an additional charge) please call 020 7244 0522 or email admin@leaandsandeman.co.uk.
  • Order & Collect from any of our 4 London shops. Order by Midnight for collection the next day from 11am
  • For full delivery details see our Delivery page.
  • Private wine storage: we offer a full In Bond and Duty Paid private wine storage service - find out more here.

ORDER     COLLECT

ORDER ONLINE AND COLLECT FROM ONE OF OUR SHOPS