“Domaine Huet’s “Clos du Bourg” Sec pours a bright and beautiful Chenin Blanc, with notes of fresh white floral, tart yellow apples, dry-roasted nuts, honeycomb, and crystallized ginger. ‘It might just be the greatest example of Chenin Blanc the world overIt is fresh, crisp, and viscous on the palate. With laser-like precision, Huet has coerced noteworthy elegance and regal charm out of this finicky grape.’ “
Meagan Drillinger on Domaine Huet’s “Clos du Bourg” Sec, Business Insider, June 2020
The Chenin Blanc grown in the Clos du Bourg vineyard is tended and hand-harvested with the utmost care to preserve the delicate aromatics that this wine so special. Characterized by deep clay-rich soil with veins of white chalk, Clos du Bourg is a site where Chenin Blanc expresses its wonderful aromatics while maintaining a racy acidity. This dynamic makes the wines entirely cellar-worthy. Like all of Huet’s vineyards, the land has been treated according to biodynamic principles for over 25 years.
“The 2019 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec offers a deep, rich yet pure and refined, intensely aromatic, darker-toned nose with aromas of fully ripe stone and tropical fruit intertwined with earthy, chalky and yeasty notes that make up for further finesse and complexity. Full-bodied, round and fruity on the palate, this is a deep, intense, juicy, silky-textured yet tight, chalky, very complex, sustainably structured and persistently salty-mineral Chenin from old vines that give extra concentration as well as a spectacularly expressive character. This is a great, age-worthy Vouvray with fine tannins and lingering salty tension and finesse. What a finish! The 2019 needs a while to gain finesse and even more complexity. The wine served from the bottle that I tasted nine days before was incredibly amazing! The 2019 is a duty for all Chenin aficionados! Although only four wines were produced in 2019 (Le Mont is the only wine that was also produced as demi-sec, while the other two were only produced as sec) these are the finest, purest, most delicate yet also intense Vouvrays I have had from Huet in recent years. The 2019 Clos du Bourg is another stellar Chenin: ripe, deep, rich and complex yet also pure and vital, with great finesse and elegance and an impressive finish. The 2019 is probably the most amazing Clos de Bourg I have tasted as a young wine!”
97 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, July 2020
“The 2019 Sec Clos du Bourg is a wine of stature and vertical build. There is real gravitas to the orchard fruit, spice and earthy flavors. Tasted blind, Clos du Bourg might be confused with a red wine such is its feeling of volume and structure. Far from an easygoing Vouvray, Clos du Bourg is a very serious wine. I loved it. In a word: marvelous. In three words: don’t miss it.”
95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Sept 2020