Domaine Huet Vouvray “Le Mont” Moelleux

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Chenin Blanc
Type: Dessert Wine
Vintage: 2017

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The soil in Huet’s Le Mont vineyard is very pebbly, and consists mainly of green-coloured clay and silica. The wines produced in this vineyard are traditionally elegant and poised.

 

Moelleux (sweet) wines have always held a special place at Domaine Huet. They represent quality and and true cellar potential. With time, Le Mont Moelleux will develop into a beautiful, complex, ethereal wine. Rich and elegant, this is wine to revel in, keep, and share.

 

“The 2017 Le Mont Moelleux shows the classic progression from the vibrancy of the Sec to the more layered, slightly honeyed Demi-Sec to this richer, sweeter, yet no less impressive Moelleux release. Brilliant notes of quince, honeyed tangerines, apple peel, and orange liqueur all emerge from this full-bodied, layered Vouvray that has a stacked, dense, concentrated mid-palate, high yet integrated acidity, impeccable balance, and a great finish. I couldn’t pick a favorite between this and the Demi-Sec, and both are brilliant wines. Smart readers will buy a handful of bottles of each (a six pack of each is what I intend to do) for drinking over the coming 2-3 decades.”

96 points, Jeb Dunnuck, March 2019

 

“A beauty, with an inviting display of succulent yellow apple, green plum, pear, persimmon and quince flavors that ripples through the long finish, while light verbena, ginger and honeysuckle notes dart around. A long green tea echo runs through the finish. Shows terrific range and purity, with the sweetness easily harnessed for balance. Best from 2019 through 2040. 500 cases made.”

96 points, Wine Spectator, November 2018

 

“Vital and powerful, this shows overt spiced green apple and leafy aromas. It’s textured, rich and exotic, with delicious honeyed sweetness balanced by fresh acidity and flinty minerality. It has excellent cellar potential. 53g/l RS, 4.9g/l TA.”

92 points, Decanter, June 2018