Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray 2018

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92pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

From the world-renowned house of Huet, widely considered to be the pre-eminent producer of Vouvray, we have the Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray.

Le Haut-Lieu, the original Huët vineyard, is nearly 9 hectares. It has the richest soils of the domaine’s three crus—a deep limestone-clay—and the wines are generally the estate’s most approachable.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec is the only dry Chenin produced at Huet that year. Tasted in May 2019, the Clos du Bourg opens with a delicate nose of white fruit and mirabelle plums, along with chalky and very fine sur-lie notes. The palate is intense, round and fruity but filigreed in its structure and persistent in its mineral grip and stimulating salinity. The yeasty texture gives this 13.5% alcohol Chenin a fine structure and mouthfeel. It's not very long or complex, but it's charming and pleasant to drink even young. Drink 2020-2040.

Huet’s 2018 vintage brought just one single Vouvray Sec, and this is the Clos du Bourg. Rarely have I tasted Clos du Bourgs with such a perfect balance of ripe fruit and the most delicate finesse, especially when it comes to the sweet wines, of which the Première Trie might be the finest Huet wine of the vintage. Oh, these wines are so gentle and gracious! Doubtlessly, these are concentrated yet pure and mineral wines of outstanding class and finesse. I can only recommend cellaring as much of this as you and yours can drink. Although the 2018s already taste beautiful, these wines can be cellared for decades. There is no lack of freshness nor of purity, and the body weight is perfectly balanced." May 2019

Winery: "One can taste the fruity clay of the Haut-Lieu, the chiseled mineral flint of the Mont and the roundness of limestone Clos du Bourg."

Importer: "Huet is THE estate of Vouvray. If I had to pick only one white wine producer in our entire book it would be Huet."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Farming Certified Biodynamic
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 4-9g/L (Dry)
Region Loire, France
Production Limited to 2,000 dozen
Original Price $45.99
Current Price $39.97

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