Château Climens: Sauternes vertical

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Join Bordeaux educator Nina Cerullo DipWSET to taste your way through eight vintages of one of the world's finest sweet wines, Château Climens.

Event details

Sitting within the commune of Barsac on the banks of the Ciron river, Château Climens dates back to the 16th century and was classified as a first growth in 1855. It's botrytised sweet wines made from 100% Sémillon have the deserved status of some of the most outstanding wines in the world.

At this extra-special tasting, Nina Cerullo DipWSET will guide you through eight vintages that span over 50 years. Taste the the evolution of this iconic wine and get a true understanding of ageability, as well as discovering the precision and skill required to make botrytis-afffected wines.

You'll enjoy the wines alongside a selection of classic pairings, including roquefort cheese and lemon tart.

Example wine list

  • Château Climens 2016
  • Château Climens 2012
  • Château Climens 2009
  • Château Climens 2005
  • Château Climens 1997
  • Château Climens 1990
  • Château Climens 1983
  • Château Climens 1967

Some vintages may be subject to change.

Tasting level

Intermediate: An in-depth exploration of a particular topic. Some prior knowledge is beneficial – such as a WSET Level 2 qualification – but these sessions will be enjoyable and educational for anyone with an interest in the subject.

About the presenter, Nina Cerullo DipWSET

Nina Cerullo

Nina has been educating in the wine trade since 2001, teaching everything from WSET qualifications to advanced masterclasses. Her specialties include Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace and Italy. She has also hosted a selection of webinars for us which you can view on our YouTube channel.

Booking terms and conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event.
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible.
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Please note: The sample list and speaker/s may be subject to change.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841 or email