Bordeaux 2012 results: Sauternes and Barsac

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Sauternes 2012, Barsac 2012, En Primeur 2012, Bordeaux 2012,

Chateau Climens 2012
Barsac, 1CC
Seven different barrel samples were tasted from early-picked (15 Oct) to late-picked grapes (31 Oct). Early harvested samples are very pure, with lovely honeysuckle, fresh yellow fruits and fairly high concentration of sugar (130-140gm/l residual sugar). Later-picked parcels have a more unctuous texture, thicker palate and chalky finish. Micro blends that combine late- and early-picked parcels show beautiful, delicate flavours that have focus, freshness and purity. This is by far the best, most successful wine of the vintage. 18/20pts ( 93/100pts)
Drink: 2020 - 2028
Taster: Jeannie Cho Lee MW