Château Climens, Barsac 1983

Climens 1983

Again, bottle variation at this age.  The bottle we drank on its thirtieth birthday was a botrytis-bomb, blatant and fat, ludicrously spicy, inarticulate for Barsac.  Second bottle: luminescent saffron-gold, it glows as if internally lit.  Richly-flavored and satiny, not as treacly as the first example, with a preternatural animation for its size: mock-orange honey, passion-fruit, malt, nutmeg, candied-ginger.  Then cooler, more tapered lines that stretch ad infinitum.  Concentrated yet gripping and filigreed: a true Barsac.  Now – 2018.

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