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2009 Sauternes Bordeaux Blend Wine Over $100

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2009 Ch‚teau Climens - Barsac (750)
2009 Ch‚teau Climens - Barsac (750ml)
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend | Location: France - Sauternes - Barsac
White Wine 
WA 97

Climens is a wine with a strong and heady character: every deed and every gesture involved in our complex trade as winemakers is aimed tirelessly at attaining this objective: finding that particular grace every year that is the signature of Climens, beyond the differences in vintages, and with which so many passionate wine lovers have fallen in love.

Bottle:  $129.00
Case Price (6): $715.00
2009 Ch‚teau Doisy-DaŽne - L'Extravagant Sauternes (375)
2009 Ch‚teau Doisy-DaŽne - L'Extravagant Sauternes (375ml)
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend | Location: France - Sauternes
White Wine 

"Denis Dubourdieu considers this vintage to be the finest produced by him, his father and his grandfather! He is a great proponent of the preservation of fine fresh botrytis fruit flavour and usually eschews any excess sweetness that he considers may smother it.

This year, however, he has found a much sweeter balance, at 155 g/l residual, but this in no way compromises the freshness of the spring flower aromas and white peach fruitiness (there is little of the usual dried apricots this year) and it is all balanced by a quite high acidity (4.5 g/l). The result is an unusually sweet but very complete and complex wine that will certainly age for ever.

Denis has also managed to produce 7 barrels of 'Extravagant', a 50-50 Sauvignon - Semillon blend this year, with 12? of alcohol and 320 g/l residual. It is a very fat style of wine, more on its power than the slightly more fruit-driven '07."
--Bill Blatch, bordeauxgold.com
Bottle:  $299.00
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