2011 Filhot Sauternes

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WE 93
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Filhot Sauternes

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a Sauternes that shows a depth of fruit and balance, with beautiful dried-apple, pineapple and mango character. Full body, very sweet and concentrated. Intense sweet wine. Best Filhot ever? Try in 2017.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
This wine is already balanced, rich and structured. Acidity, honey and yellow fruits are well integrated. At the same time, aging potential is there with the dry core, firm texture and the strong final acidity. Drink from... This wine is already balanced, rich and structured. Acidity, honey and yellow fruits are well integrated. At the same time, aging potential is there with the dry core, firm texture and the strong final acidity. Drink from 2020.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Deep orange-yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of yellow plum and peach along with more exotic notes of banana and mint complicated by burnt toffee and caramel suggestions. Sweet rich and viscous with moderate complexity and... Deep orange-yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of yellow plum and peach along with more exotic notes of banana and mint complicated by burnt toffee and caramel suggestions. Sweet rich and viscous with moderate complexity and a slightly aggressive character to the densely packed flavors of fruit salad honey vanilla and toffee. Nicely perked up by suggestions of pineapple fresh herbs and orange peel. The persistent lightly saline finish could use a little more finesse. This seems to be a step up in quality from some recent slightly disappointing Filhots.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
Although recent vintages of Filhot have been disappointing I am more optimistic about the 2011. There is an attractive nutty note on the bouquet that is crisp and defined. The palate is nicely balanced with fresh honeyed... Although recent vintages of Filhot have been disappointing I am more optimistic about the 2011. There is an attractive nutty note on the bouquet that is crisp and defined. The palate is nicely balanced with fresh honeyed fruit while the viscous finish lacquers the mouth with the chutzpah that has been absent of late. I hope that this Sauternes remains on course throughout its barrel maturation because Filhot needs to be up there with the greats. Drink 2014-2020.
JJB 92
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
60% semillon 30% Sauvignon Blanc 4% muscadelle. Fermented in steel then aged in oak with 30% new. Vines are planted on deep gravel soils on top of a mixed clay and sand subsoil. Light golden color. This shows spice and... 60% semillon 30% Sauvignon Blanc 4% muscadelle. Fermented in steel then aged in oak with 30% new. Vines are planted on deep gravel soils on top of a mixed clay and sand subsoil. Light golden color. This shows spice and apple aromas on the nose plus buttery pineapple and chalk notes. Rich and fat initially with loads of ripe exotic fruits and a spicy botrytis element on the finish. This is zippy and fresh with a good citrus cut to the finish along with good balance and weight. Enjoy over the next 10 years.