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1986 Climens - 750 ml

96
RP

Product ID: 10445-750-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 1986
Format: 750 ml
Color: White
Country: France
Producer: Climens
Rating: 96 RP
Region: Sauternes
Type of Wine: Dessert White
Varietal: Sauternes Blend

Description: A totally compelling Climens and to my mind, every bit as good as the 1988, the 1986 is probably the best Climens made since their spectacular 1971. It is still light gold in color, with an expansive bouquet of new oak, oranges, pineapples, and other tropical fruits. In the mouth, the great richness 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.

Robert Parker
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