Climens 2015 continued the day’s releases at €48.5 p/b ex-negociant, up 10.7% on 2014 (€43.8). It is being offered by merchants for £515 per 12×75, up 21% on the 2014 ex-London open price.
The 2015 is more expensive than several back vintages but appears to have quality to match. Neal Martin scored it 96-98, praising aromas that “included acacia honey, grapefruit and a little frangipane,” and observing that it is “destined to be a great Climens”. Those seeking a great Climens with a little longer in bottle – and at the same price as the new release – may look to the 2009, which in Martin’s eyes is also “destined to be a top tier Climens.”