Château Filhot Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes, 2011 (375ml)
Intense aromas of beeswax and honey combine with a luscious, full-bodied palate of ripe tropical fruit, bitter orange and quince with lovely fresh acidity to balance the richness of this delicious sweet wine.
Classified a Second growth Cru Classé in 1855, Château Filhot is a famous Sauternes property producing wonderful sweet wines from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The vineyard originally dates back to the seventeenth century and the Château was built in 1709. Now covering 62 hectares on deep gravel, sand and clay soils, Filhot displays the classic characteristics of Sauternes produced from low-yielding, nobly-rotted grapes individually picked by hand.
La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes, 2016, 37.5cl
La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey is the property’s second wine. It benefits from a blend of 93% Semillon , 6% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle . Aging is carried out in barrels for an average period of 18 to 20 months. It develops aromas of ripe yellow fruits on the nose, to which are added notes of spices, honey and exotic fruits. On the palate, the wine stands out for its delicacy and finesse, combining freshness and roundness in total balance. This harmonious cuvée reveals tasty fruity and honeyed touches in the continuity of the nose. Beautiful aromatic persistence on the finish.