Château Filhot is one of the largest and most picturesque properties in Sauternes. Founded in 1709 by Romain de Filhot, it is now run by one of his descendants: count Henri de Vaucelles. In 1855 it was classified as a 2ème Cru Classé. Filhot has a high percentage of Sauvignon Blanc (45%) in the blend as well as seeing comparatively little oak in the maturation process. This means that Filhot is a slightly atypical Sauternes, being fresher, fruitier and more suited to early drinking than most of its neighbours’ wines. This 2000 is drinking superbly well with peach and pineapple aromas on the nose and a fresh and fruity palate with honeyed notes.