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Château Filhot Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2011

Member Review by Dennis Lim:

By far the BEST dessert wine I had come across! With a rich golden sheen, honey notes, and the level of sweetness that is heartwarming, but not too much. Could easily clear 3 bottles had it not been that I was 35000 feet above ground and did not want to get too drunk on the plane...

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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.

Member Reviews for Château Filhot Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
6022641,396
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/10/2013

By far the BEST dessert wine I had come across! With a rich golden sheen, honey notes, and the level of sweetness that is heartwarming, but not too much. Could easily clear 3 bottles had it not been that I was 35000 feet above ground and did not want to get too drunk on the plane...


Snooth User: Gabrieldv
8869968
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/16/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: ldalsp
74675724
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/13/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Bordeaux Wines
548210143
0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 08/12/2010

Tasting Note: 2009 Vintage - Mature gold colour, very spicy, interesting more mature wine with bags of character. Elegant and classy, perfect with the foie gras! Available to purchase in the UK from Oddbins - from £14.39 multiple purchase or £17.99 individual bottle.


Snooth User: Nicki
56532156
4.00 5
Vintage: 1990 05/31/2008

Tasted May 2008: Known for being one of the best Filhots of the last decades, this is indeed a very good wine. Lovely deep yellow colour with a touch of gold, yet not as deep as other 1990 Sauternes. In the bouquet and the taste, the major characteristics are elegance, balance and great purity. Moderately sweet, with excellent counterbalancing acidity, rather light but intensily flavoured. A true-to-type Filhot, delicious to drink by itself. Will keep for another decade.


Snooth User: Methuselah20
315520
3.50 5
Vintage: 1986 09/15/2007

Classic Sauternes qualities - tried it with Fois Gras and it went down a treat!!


Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,412
3.50 5
Vintage: 1981 03/17/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Filhot Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Filhot Sauternes 375ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Pineapple skin, apple and honey on the nose. Full-bodied, very sweet and very lively, with intense acidity and a spicy aftertaste. The best in a while from this estate. Best after 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Bright medium yellow. Mirabelle, marzipan, cherry-almond and vanilla on the nose. Spice and marzipan flavors show good definition and some power, but the underlying fruits are currently in the background. Finishes with some richness but only moderate length.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

[No tasting note was given.]


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

The 1986 is the best Filhot in my memory. The light golden color is followed by a wine with a floral, pineapple, and tropical fruit-scented bouquet, medium body, as well as lovely, elegant, and brilliantly pure, botrytised, lively flavors. Just medium sweet, this wine could be served as an aperitif wine. Anticipated maturity: Nowndash;1998.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

The 1986 is the best Filhot in my memory. The light golden color is followed by a wine with a floral, pineapple, and tropical fruit-scented bouquet, medium body, as well as lovely, elegant, and brilliantly pure, botrytised, lively flavors. Just medium sweet, this wine could be served as an aperitif wine. Anticipated maturity: Now-1998.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

(Barrel tasting) Gorgeous aromas of dried pineapple and apricot follow through to a full-bodied palate, with sweet fruit and a long, long finish. Best ever from here?


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