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Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 91.9 points

  • Filippo's Farewell Dinner (La Trompette, Chiswick): From memory this was attractive with sweet stone fruit, touch of marmalade, vibrant acidity.

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  • veri interesting sweet wine.decent sweetness.intensity above average.acidity good.lifting finishing.complexity above of fruits cn b better here.

    flavour:tea,orange marmalade,nectarine,slight citrus,burnt brown sugar(slight over heat tat cause some bitterness)

    conclusion:a veri impressive sweet wine.i luv the part tat tis bttl is not about sweetness more on fruits with nice acidity support at the back finishing which gve a "lift" to tis bttl.i am nt too sure whether is tere any more rooms for improvement.but with the energy of fruits or shud i use the wrd ripeness,i doubt so.if u hve onli a bttl left,drnk nw to get the same pleasure as i do.

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  • Very good showing. Surprisingly developed with a quite beautiful dark golden colour. Much of the sweetness is on its way out, which makes this a very fresh and easy to drink. Our demi lasted 20 minuts max.

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  • Burg BYO at Blu (Blu, Shangri-La, Singapore): From a less than heralded vintage, but this was quite brilliant - a lovely wine at a beautiful place for drinking. It did seem very developed for a Sauternais barely 20 years old - most of us thought it was from the 1970s - perhaps a function of its weaker vintage, but it seemed to have help the wine which was drinking at something near its apogee. A lovely, glowing amber gold in colour, this had a really lovely nose - all brown sugar, caramel and toffee, candied apples and pears, with a nice ring of black tea scents at bringing up the rear - beautiful stuff. I stuck my nose in the glass over and over again just to take deep sniffs of this. The palate was lovely too. Again, there were more caramel apple flavours on the attack along with a hint of apricots, and then a rather fresher lift of sweet lemons and orange marmalade. The sweetness had mellowed quite a bit, so this was as much marked by its gentle treacle and honey tones as it was by fresh, lilting acidity that gave the wine a lovely juiciness and balance. It ended fittingly with a long, delicious finish that tailed off with bits of spice, toast and bittersweet molasses dusted with a bit of lemons zest. Somewhat prematurely advanced though it may be, this was a beautiful bottle that was widely voted wine of the night amidst some stiff competition. A bit of an irony for an off-vintage Barsac gatecrashing a Burgundy dinner!

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  • 1995 Bordeaux Retrospect: This is not a top example of Climen but at this stage, this is a really refresher for my palate and to me, a perfect sweet wine! Lovely, attractive nose of honey, floral and dried tropical fruits with a touch of mineral and almond. Went smooth on the palate, though not necessary intense nor complex, this in fact drinking beautifully, so juicy and velvety, medium length finish.

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  • By Neal Martin
    Magic and Madness: Climens 1912-2020 (Aug 2022), (See more on Vinous...)

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