Vouvray Moelleux le Haut Lieu Premiere Trie Huet 2009

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

A ripe, juicy style, with lots of green almond, fig and pear notes backed by more quince and melon on the rounded, opulent finish. Almost sticky in feel, but the underlying acidity keeps it all fresh and pure. The finishes drives on, with added length as this airs in the glass. Drink now through 2025.

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Region: France » Loire » Touraine » Vouvray
Winery: S.A. Huët
Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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External Reviews for Vouvray Moelleux le Haut Lieu Premiere Trie Huet

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A ripe, juicy style, with lots of green almond, fig and pear notes backed by more quince and melon on the rounded, opulent finish. Almost sticky in feel, but the underlying acidity keeps it all fresh and pure. The finishes drives on, with added length as this airs in the glass. Drink now through 2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Pungent candied citrus rind, smoky black tea, iris, quince preserves, and a distinctly alkaline note inform the strikingly intense nose of the Huet 2009 Vouvray Moelleux Le Mont 1er Trie. This elixir of close to 100 grams residual sweetness makes the corresponding andldquo;regularandrdquo; moelleux taste like demi-sec alongside. It boasts an extraordinary mineral presence for a wine so rich, viscous, and honeyed, with saline, smoky and alkaline elements all offering counterpoint, and tightly-wound (or should that be andldquo;fast flowingandrdquo;?) springs of fresh citrus convey energy and refreshment also uncommon in a wine of this ripeness. Here too is the sense of levity that in the best instances accrues to wine from air-dried, subtly desiccated fruit. Expect this seamless beauty to have a glorious future of three or more decades.




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