There's a strange aroma resembling flyspray here, and the palate is lean and quite drying on the finish, thanks to rather heavy-handed phenolics.
Drink: 2015 to 2025
91 Points Robert Parker
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.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. March, 2020
86 Points Robert Parker
The Chateau Filhot 2010 has an attractive bouquet with good intensity, although the wood still requires another 12-18 months to fully enmesh with the heavily botrytized fruit. The palate has a very viscous opening, to wit, an assertive Sauternes wine that is powerful and refuses to stand back. There are notes of dried honey, lemon curd and mandarin, the finish missing a little clarity and cleanness. This is one of the better releases from Filhot in recent years, although there is still some way to go. Drink now-2025.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. April, 2014