95 points Wine Enthusiast
"This wine is well balanced, rich and unctuous, the sweetness and denseness so carefully blended with acidity, orange zest and dry botrytis. It is a gorgeous, ripe wine, intense but retaining its freshness." *Cellar Selection*
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2004 Climens is beginning to open up nicely - no surprise given that this Barsac always needs a decade in bottle. The nose has a delicacy that is uncommon for a youthful Climens, unfurling with subtle scents of caramelized butter, dried honey, mint and lemon thyme, but immediately identifiable as Climens. The palate is viscous on the entry, with Climens' trademark spiciness lurking under the surface. This is very harmonious and focused - probably just beginning to enter its drinking plateau. I suspect that it will never reach the heights of the 2001 or 2009, but is a very commendable "second tier" Climens. Drink now-2035."
"Slightly darker than the Suduiraut but not as dark as the Lamothe-Guignard. Intense, perfectly baked pears (with a little nutmeg) and apricots and quince. Pear marmalade with the merest hint of orange. Aromatic heaven! Unctuous, fresh, fine and so much fruit on the finish. An absolute baby but already giving great pleasure. Absolutely delicious and pretty powerful but you don’t feel the 14.5 alcohol. Amazingly long. 19/20 points. (JH)"