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1962 Château Climens Barsac

1962 Château Climens Barsac

$420.00

One bottle of 1962 Château Climens Barsac 1er Cru (Cellar 7) Condition: base neck, light torn label, used capsule Foodpairing Beef Lamb Spicy food Poultry Pork Game (deer, venison) Mild and soft cheese Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) Shellfish Sweet desserts Château Climens...


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One bottle of 1962 Château Climens Barsac 1er Cru (Cellar 7)

Condition: base neck, light torn label, used capsule

Foodpairing
Beef
Lamb
Spicy food
Poultry
Pork
Game (deer, venison)
Mild and soft cheese
Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc)
Shellfish
Sweet desserts

Château Climens is a Premier Cru Classé (French, “First Growth”) Sauternes wine producer from the Barsac appellation. The estate is located in the southern part of France’s Bordeaux wine region in the district of Graves, an eighth of a mile away from Barsac's other most historically rated vineyard, Château Coutet.
It is a wine characteristically known as better when young, though in its greatest years at the height of finesse. The vintages 1929, 1947 and 1949 were described by Alexis Lichine to surpass Château d'Yquem as "lighter, with less vinosity and body, yet miraculously subtle.

When the dust settled after the famous Bordeaux Classification of 1855, and the storied First Growths were declared, the scorecard read: dry red wines—4; sweet white wines—11.Not only did the sweet whites outperform the reds in a landslide number of First Growths, one of them also snagged the only First Great Growth—Sauternes’ hallowed Chateau d’Yquem. The distinctively elegant wines of Barsac showed well too. In addition to Chateau Coutet and Chateau Climens, which received two of the eleven First Growth classifications, there are eight Barsac chateaux classified as Second Growths. Barsac is one of the five regions, including Sauternes itself, clustered along the left bank of the Garonne River, south of Bordeaux. Preignac, Bommes and Fargues are the other three. They are all 99 percent devoted to the production of sweet wines and are entitled to use the more famous Sauternes appellation, if desired. (vivino)


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