2010 Sauternes Harvest News from Chateau Climens

And finally 2010 Sauternes harvest news from Chateau Climens, one of the very top Barsac estates.  I was honoured to be the first to taste the barrels alongside owner Bérénice Lurton and Frédéric Nivelle, her technical manager.

In Bérénice’s own words she feels that they have something ‘absolutely incredible’ in 2010 that she knows ‘in her heart is going to be tremendous’.  It is early days and, as always, it is hard to assess when tasting 19 different lots from pickings covering well over a month of harvesting but I am inclined to agree with wonderful freshness, acidity and citrus fruit flavours across the lots.  Enjoy!  Bill Blatch

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