Robert Parker – 91
Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2010 Filhot is full-on gregarious with expressive notions of pineapple tart, mango pudding and musk perfume plus an undercurrent of key lime pie and candied ginger. Rich, full and marvelously layered, it has a racy backbone and beautifully textured, spicy finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035
JancisRobinson.com – 16
Tasted blind. Woody, almond-paste nose. Very cedary. Sour freshness is lovely. There’s tension and intensity but it’s a bit too woody for my taste. The citrus helps offset that flavour. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Vinous – 86
The 2010 Filhot feels rather anonymous on the nose compared to other vintages and it was difficult to discern much in the way of fruit profile. The palate is slightly better with marmalade, quince and butterscotch, touches of caramel towards the finish, although it does pull up rather short considering the growing season. Tasted at the vertical tasting at Château Filhot.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029