2019 Domaine Huet 'Le Haut-Lieu' Vouvray Sec

$39.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate raved about this wine is his 95-point review, "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!"

Varietal:
Chenin Blanc
Winemaker:
Noël Pinguet
Vintage:
2019
Appellation:
Loire Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Vouvray
Vineyard:
Le Haut-Lieu
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol %:
12.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1048007
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95

Wine Advocate

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.