Chateau Climens Sauternes 1988

  • WA
    96
  • WS
    92
  • IWC
    91
Varietal:
White Dessert Wine
Region:
France : Bordeaux : Sauternes
Producer:
Chateau Climens
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90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$129.00
Quantity Available: 6
Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original wooden case and all fills are bottom neck or better. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer."

Reviews

  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    April 1995
    96 The 1988 reveals layer upon layer of honeyed pineapple-and orange-scented and -flavored fruit, vibrant acidity, high levels of botrytis, and a fabulously long, yet well-focused finish. It is a great wine. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2015.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Suckling
    Web Only - 2009
    92 Youthful yellow color, with aromas of sliced lemons, lemon tart, and tropical fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with medium sweetness and a lively fruity finish. Lots of dried fruit and spicy botrytis character. Refined and balanced.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    July 1998
    91 Green-edged straw color. Sweet butter, marzipan and a bright, riesling-like note of petrol on the nose. Fresh, firm and sharply delineated; the least rich and the driest of these three vintages, in the style of the year. But quite concentrated. Intriguing note of white raisin. Finishes very long and firm, with a slight sensation of disjointed acidity. Fairly dry on the back end.