Les Fillottes 2015
“To sum it up, 2015 is a great Bordeaux vintage that is going to give a lot of pleasure. There are bargains to be found on the lower rungs of the hierarchy, lest we forget that Bordeaux remains one of the best value regions on the planet if you seek carefully… My final word is this: go seek the 2015s, choose wisely and you will have no regrets.” Neal Martin
2015 is a truly exciting vintage – “the best… since 2010”according to Neal Martin – and while all wine lovers have been excited about the big names and the big scores the vintage has provided, there’s a real thrill in finding a true ‘under the radar’ gem. We’ve uncovered a beauty with real pedigree from Right-Bank royalty Francois Thienpont (cousin of Le Pin’s Jacques) and Guillaume Thienpont (an integral half of the father/son winemaking team at Vieux Chateau Certan).
Les Fillottes is a bona fide Pomerol created from a selection of parcels on the western side of the celebrated ‘plateau’. Planted as one might expect primarily to Merlot, with a precious 15% of Cabernet Franc, this is a true ‘baby VCC’. Those who know VCC will know the extraordinary attention which is lavished onto the vineyards and the precision with which they are planted, pruned and picked. Guillaume knows each vine individually and has been known to walk through his vineyard marking single plants which are known to ripen more slowly or quickly than others. He is a true perfectionist and you can be assured that putting his name on this bottle is a very serious seal of pride and approval...
From this tiny production we have secured a small parcel to offer at an excellent price.
- Sold Out!
Tasting Notes and Scores
Vibrant and bright on the nose with fabulous definition of blue and black fruit and a serious black olive, savoury egde. It shows its youth on the palate with powerful structure, firm but sweet-edged tannins and beautifully classic, crisp acidity. So digestible and classy! The fruit is pure Pomerol with black cherries, plums, damsons and the merest hint of cracked black pepper and a savoury olive-skin, green pepper note to keep it serious. This is no flouncer – it’s a proper, grown-up wine which shows both the pedigree of the land and the skilled touch of the winemaker. A beauty!