Huet Le Haut Lieu Vouvray Moelleux 1985

"The wine now has a fabulously rich, burnished, orange-gold hue in the glass. The aromatics are classic for maturing Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, leading with notes of baked orange, apricot and almond, still with a pretty white flower nuance. There are elements of ...


18/20 points, Chris Kissack


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Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Brand Name
Domaine Huet
Style
White Wine
Size
375mL - 500mL
Country
FRANCE
Region
Loire

Product Description

"The wine now has a fabulously rich, burnished, orange-gold hue in the glass. The aromatics are classic for maturing Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, leading with notes of baked orange, apricot and almond, still with a pretty white flower nuance. There are elements of quince too, and crystalline ginger. Although the depth and aromatic profile suggests sweetness it doesn't suggest a huge carpet of sugar is awaiting us on the palate, and indeed this is the case. The wine's claim to be moelleux is certainly on the wane here, the palate rich, fulsome, certainly textured and softened by sugar, but it is certainly a little drier than I would expect. The flavours match those on the nose, with a little caramelised pear as well, and happily an elegant yet rather pithy stance, and with a good energy in the finish too. A delightful wine, sweet-savoury and complex rather than simply hedonistic, which is of course just how good moelleux Vouvray should be. I tasted this at several opportunities over the weekend, and found of all the dishes it encountered it was happiest when sitting served with chicken, mushrooms and olives in a white wine and cream sauce, which I think says something of its rich but drier nature." 18/20 points, Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com, June 2013

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