2011 Château Filhot

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAUTERNES
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50072-2011-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright yellow. High-toned aromas of citrus skin, roasted pineapple, apple and caramel banana, plus suggestions of sweet spices. Intensely flavored, shapely Barsac with lovely inner-mouth verve to its ripe peach and tropical fruit flavors. Finishes highly aromatic and long, with bright harmonious acidity and lingering hints of vanilla and clove. A terrific, crisp Filhot that's built for the long haul.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: July/August 2014
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Ramiro
Acquired in 1709 by Romain de Filhot, and despite several ownership changes over the past 300+ years, the estate still retains his name today. Although the vineyard was already established when Filhot purchased it, the first vines were likely panted around 1650. Within the next century the wine had developed a fabulous reputation, eventually selling for the same price as Yquem and becoming recognized as one of the best sweet wines of the era.

Ranked as one of the 14 deuxieume cru properties in the Classification of 1855, today the vineyard covers 62 ha of the Sauternes appellation. The soil is principally sand, gravel, and clay over a thick layer of limestone. The vineyard is approximately 60% Semillon, 36% Sauvignon Blanc, and 4% Muscadelle with an average vine age of 35 years.

Harvest is done manually and the fruit is picked in successive passes with workers taking only the best botrytized fruit with each pass. Until recently, the wine was fermented (and matured) in fiberglass tanks. Often the wine sat in these tanks for up to two years. Now however, fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks where the wine stays for a period of 10 months before it is filtered and blended. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels (30% of which are new) for an additional 2 to 3 years.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 6 bottles owned
  • 2 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 2 collectors)