An exploration of wine

116. Château Filhot, Sauternes, 1990

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Book 1 Wine 116

£19.99; 14%

Another random discovery at my parents house (where they’d picked this up cheap at Waitrose…). Brilliant golden colour suggested a degree of maturity, and this was borne out. Complex aromas of (initially lime) apricot and ?quince jelly?, with a definite honey finish – but no leathery, brandied or caramel often common on botrytised wines. Thick but not oversweet flavour of fresh fruity passion and apricot. Also precipitated-out a crapload of tartrate. Not bad with apple pie too. Nice.

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