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Le Cypres de Château Climens (Barsac) 1984
This is the wine the fanous Sauternes estate of Climens first made in 1984. This was a poor year, and no first wine was made, so this is basically de-classified Climens. The colour is a healthy-enough medium gold. The nose has a tell-tale harshness that hints all is not well, but some ripe tropical fruit emerges along with honey. The palate confirms that the character of the wine has been over-taken by acidity that swamps the remaining fruit and leads to an unbalanced finish. Peckham's (Scotland), £9.99 per half bottle.