Chateau Filhot Sauternes 1979
1979 Vintage report, Decanter
"The extremely wet conditions of winter lasted well into spring, although conditions improved in time for a successful flowering. Little rain fell during July and August, and temperatures were low. September fared little better. The result was an abundant crop of poorly ripened grapes. The summer was cool and botrytis very slow to develop. The best wines are medium-bodied, no blockbusters, but elegant and charming and gently marked by noble rot. They are now ready to drink but will keep."