Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec 2017
Winemaker Notes :
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Vouvray|
Wine Spectator Email alert for our valued subscribers We have been informed by several of our customers that on occasion they do not receive our email newsletter. Please contact us if you do not receive our email newsletter which is published twice a week. Please contact us at 559-226-6828 or firstname.lastname@example.org Wine Advocate 97-99 2016 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart Grand Cru The 2016 Clos de Tart Grand Cru was assessed from a blend of all the component parts (except the young vines) that I previously tasted separately, as I have done over the last decade. The final blend will be 80% new oak, whereas my sample contained 100%, although this was discrete and enmeshed with the fruit. It has a fascinating bouquet, much more nuanced than those from a decade ago, dark fruit, a little earthier, with the stem addition lending it more freshness and even, dare I say, slightly green—and I mean that in a very positive sense. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, a core of slightly candied black cherry and blackcurrant fruit framed by quite “strict” tannin and a fresh, marine-influenced, brine-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. There is a sense of harmony and completeness here that, even over 20 years tasting at this address, I have rarely encountered. You can just feel the frisson in this wine. One of the finest wines from the Côte d'Or in 2016. It's that simple. $627 (Arrives 10/24/18) Limited Wine Spectator 93 DOMAINE HUËT Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu 2017 Plump and lively, with a core of bold ginger, McIntosh apple and almond notes followed by quince and persimmon flavors. Shows buried minerality, but also an ever-so-slightly off-dry wink on the finish, making this especially fun to drink. Drink now through 2032.