Chateau Filhot 1999
Chateau Filhot – Second Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: The underdog of the 2nd growths, often scoring low en primeur, and never expensive, Filhot suffers from its primeur reputation because it is always a late developer. But after a few years, Filhot expands on itself and develops a fine, rather steely kind of fruit that make for extremely universal drinking. This ’99 is not tremendously rich but it has a vibrant, mineral tone (de Vaucelles calls it “the mineral smell of a thunder-storm”) that makes it ideal as an all-occasion sauternes.
£244.48 / case halves