Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec 2019 - SPIRITED Wines
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Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec 2019
SKU: 63492

Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec 2019

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750ml
$39.99

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Category White Wine
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Region France, Loire Valley, Vouvray
Brand Domaine Huet
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The deep brown clay soils of the Haut-Lieu plateau provide the typical fruitiness and freshness wonderfully in Huet's 2019 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec. Ripe pear, tangerine and orange fruits with notes of lemon grass and green pimientos intertwined with very fine chalky and later tobacco notes give a remarkably fine, elegant and harmonious, subtly complex and simply gorgeous bouquet with floral (lime blossom!) and yeasty aromas that are immediately attractive. Delicate and linear on the palate, this is a pure, fresh, bone-dry, lean and textured, highly refined and perfectly interwoven Chenin with persistent purity, finesse, salty-mineral tension and very fine tannins. Highly finessed and so pure and vivacious! This is a chalky picture-book Haut-Lieu that can age for many years, even though it is already dangerously seductive! There was no dry Le Haut-Lieu produced in 2018, but the 2019 is possibly the finest, most delicate and elegant I've had in recent years, at least at this early stage. A terrific and buoyant Vouvray that any Chenin lover should try-or, better yet, cellar! 13% alcohol. 80,000 bottles made. Tasted in July 2020.

Stephan Reinhardt, July 23, 2020