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1998 Climens Barsac Sauternes
Varietal: Sauternes Blend
Vintage: 1998
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  95
Quantity: 20 available
Price: $88.95
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1998 Climens Barsac Sauternes
No tasting note given RP Bright green-tinged yellow. Fine, highly nuanced nose combines yellow plum, peach, grapefruit, vanilla and toast, along with cooler menthol and mineral notes. Very bright and very young; not yet showing its flesh. Not especially sweet, even for Barsac, with a reported 49 g/l r.s. Currently the flavors are dominated by new oak scents of toffee and vanilla (the wine was aged in 50% new barrels, compared to a typical 33%). Should eventually merit a 90-plus rating, but this wine is developing very slowly. ST