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1986 Climens Barsac Sauternes
Varietal: Sauternes Blend
Vintage: 1986
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  96
Quantity: 14 available
Price: $148.50
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1986 Climens Barsac Sauternes
Condition:
A totally compelling Climens and every bit as good as the 1988. It is probably the best Climens made since their spectacular 1971. Still light gold in color, it has an expansive bouquet of new oak, oranges, pineapples, and other tropical fruits. In the mouth, there is great richness that seems all the more impressive because of the wine's remarkable clarity and definition. There is as much botrytis in the 1986 as in the 1988. Despite the intensity and extract levels, this sweet wine comes across as crisp and relatively light. The 1986 is a stunning example of Climens at its very best. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted, 1/91. RP
WA96