The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Chateau Filhot, 2ème Cru Classé, Sauternes

The Château Filhot was founded 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.

In 1995, Chateau Filhot underwent a complete restoration. The winemaking facilities were modernized. The old cellars and vinification equipment were replaced with all new, temperature, controlled, stainless steel vats. The new vats and wood aging regimen put into place added complexity, richness, caramel, and vanilla overtones to the wines.

Chateau Filhot is one of the largest estates in Bordeaux. With less than 20% of their land cultivated to vines, the remainder of the land is devoted to greenery, forests, parkland, and lakes.

The wine is matured for 2 years in barrel and vats. Blend Sémillon 60%, Sauvignon 36%, Muscadelle 4%

Extremely rich and silky with good botrytis character. The nose is aromatic, with notes of quince, candied lemon, nectarine as well as discreet hints of ginger and fresh almond. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition. Good length and persistence. There are slight hints of dried apricot, peach, and almond with a good balance of fruit and acidity.

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