Robert Parker 95
Tasted at the 1947 dinner at The Square, London. One of the legendary Barsac wines of the vintage, the Climens ’47 remains a compelling sweet wine that has held up extraordinarily well over six decades. Here, it has a potent marmalade and tangerine scented bouquet that suggests this Climens was born laden with botrytis. The palate is endowed with thecorpulence and unctuousness synonymous with the vintage with a richly textured, honey and quince finish. It is a hedonistic treat, although perhaps it now does not quite have the class of the exquisite 1949. Tasted April 2013.
Bright glowing orange. Less intense than the 1948 and drying finish. Barley-sugar essence and slightly burnt on the finish. Drying finish. But fabulous that it has lasted this long.
Anticipated maturity: 1960-2000