Climens & d'Yquem

August 13, 2012 (Mon) from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

New York Vintners
21 Warren Street (between Church Street and Broadway)
New York,, NY 10007

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Cost: $525

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Wine     Educational    

        We’re hardly going out on a limb when we declare Chateau Climens and Chateau d’Yquem to be our all-time favorite Sauternes.  We’ve had the good fortune to have tasted Climens and d’Yquem many times through many vintages, including several vertical tastings of each.  Certainly d’Yquem is uniquely wonderful, so viscous and rich, quite arguably the world’s greatest dessert wine.  Climens, technically a Barsac, offers a more refined, elegant style that can be the equal of d’Yquem in quality in a very different style.

        For this unique tasting, we will taste Climens and d’Yquem side by side through seven superb Sauternes vintages.  This is not meant to be a competition.  Rather, it pays homage to both, and allows attendees to hone in on the differences between these two reference point wines.

        Climens & d’Yquem promises to be as stimulating to your brain as it is to your palate.  A Terrine of Foie Gras will be served to further your enjoyment.


        Here’s our sweet lineup:

1971 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – 94WA (A classic!)

1971 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 92WA,  95WS

1975 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – “A terrific, elegant Climens” EWS

1975 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 99WA,  95WS

1983 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – 92WA,  95WS

1983 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 96WA,  98WS

1990 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – 95WA,  93IWC,  94WS

1990 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 99WA,  94IWC,  95WS

1997 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – 94WA,  94WS

1997 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 96WA,  95WS

2001 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – 100WA,  94IWC,  97WS

2001 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 100WA,  100WS

2005 Chateau Climens (Barsac) – 97WA,  94IWC,  95WS

2005 Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) – 95-98WA,  95-100WS