Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1er Trie Vouvray 2018

Original Price $66.99
Current Price $59.97

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96pts 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 Moelleux 1er Trie Vouvray.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux Première Trie is fine, pure and vital on the remarkably complex nose, initially with white asparagus and mushroom aromas, but with more aeration, fresh toast, oak and flinty notes take over. The palate is sweet and lush but serious, vibrantly fresh and highly elegant, provided with fine and lingering tannins as well as a lovely touch of fresh oak. Still sweet but delicate and vital, it has a highly attractive juiciness that is structured but serious, along with firm tannins extracted from the oak barrels. The darker toned, Pinot-like Première Trie is perhaps even finer and saltier than the beautifully balanced and finessed regular Moelleux and needs more time to integrate all its components. Tasted in May 2019. Drink 2026-2070.

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: "A deep and vibrant color. On the nose, subtle floral essences and tasty aromas of jammy apricot sets the tone of this wine. The palate is creamy and pure and a beautiful balance of Chenin, with aromas of rhubarb and a spicy finish."

Trade Notes: "Appearance: Straw yellow. Nose: Intense, developing, honey, stone fruits, tea. Mouthfeel: Medium Bodied, medium sweet, medium-high acidity, intense, endless finish, quince, pineapple, mineral.

If your Vouvray Moelleux is the star, keep the food pairing supportive and complimentary. Fresh goat cheese drizzled with honey, a bowl of hazelnuts and a thickly sliced apple, to start.

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
pH 3.41
Residual Sugar 78g/L
Total Acidity 3.8g/L
Alcohol 12.6%
Region Loire, France
Original Price $66.99
Current Price $59.97

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