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Château Filhot Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright yellow-gold. Delicate, lively aromas of nectarine, apricot, wet earth and honeycomb, with a strong botrytis note. Then juicy and cleanly made but with a faint herbal, earthy edge and only moderate lift and grip to its pineapple, mushroom and spice flavors. Brisk acidity gives this wine good verve and definition, but today it seems a little sullen. The mineral-tinged finish features a recurring earthy nuance and a hint of dryness. Filhot is almost always one of the toughest Sauternes to judge young, as it frequently shows an earthy streak early on that conveys an impression of rusticity, but which fades with bottle age. A lighter and less sweet style than most other Sauternes, Filhot usually pairs well with shrimp, scallop and lobster dishes. --Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar*_HALF-BOTTLE_*

Château Filhot:
The Château FILHOT was fonded in 1709 by Romain de FILHOT and is now owned and managed by one of his descendants: count Henri de Vaucelles. The estate covers an area of 350 hectares with 62 hectares of vineyard all along the south of the Sauternes village in the Sauternes appellation.

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Snooth User: Gabrieldv
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Bright yellow-gold. Delicate, lively aromas of nectarine, apricot, wet earth and honeycomb, with a strong botrytis note. Then juicy and cleanly made but with a faint herbal, earthy edge and only moderate lift and grip to its pineapple, mushroom and spice flavors. Brisk acidity gives this wine good verve and definition, but today it seems a little sullen. The mineral-tinged finish features a recurring earthy nuance and a hint of dryness. Filhot is almost always one of the toughest Sauternes to judge young, as it frequently shows an earthy streak early on that conveys an impression of rusticity, but which fades with bottle age. A lighter and less sweet style than most other Sauternes, Filhot usually pairs well with shrimp, scallop and lobster dishes. --Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar*_HALF-BOTTLE_*

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