$119.99 x 6
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$100.00 and over
White Table Wine
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.
The Première Trie (“first pass”) offerings represent the highest tier of sweet wines the Domaine produces. The name comes from the meticulous harvesting practice that sees pickers making multiple passes through the vineyard rows, collecting only the best berries that have been botrytised. These berries, fragrant and rich in sugar and acidity, are made into wines that are rich and complex on both the nose and the palate. These are treasures to cellar.
“The intensely yellow colored 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie is highly concentrated and complex on the nose that exhibits candied lemon zest and chutney aromas along with calcareous and walnut notes. Sweet (really sweet!) yet refined and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and generous yet piquant and firmly structured, greatly tensioned and salty 1ère Trie with pineapple flavors on the finely tannic and energetic, very sustainable finish. The 2020 has great aging potential, and I would never serve it too young. When will it really start to show its best? I don’t know, but you can’t go wrong to check the wine again after 10 years. Tasted as a final sample shortly before bottling in May 2021.”
97-98 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, May 2021
“Showy but still elegant and refined, this beautiful wine binds together yellow fig compote, glazed white peach and crystalized ginger notes with details of green tea, blanched almond, verbena and honeysuckle. Harmonious, with tremendous length, kept lively by vivid acidity. Drink now through 2040.”
97 points, Wine Spectator, September 2021
“Enriched with 71g/L of residual sugar, the profile is quite fruity in a classic, less exotic style, offering scents of apricot, white peach and orange. Aeration adds more complex layers, notably a subtle florality (camomile, jasmine and verbena). The palate is concentrated but balanced and an impression of verticality is provided by the wine’s underlying backbone and its mineral and mint-infused freshness. A textbook wine from Huet. Drinking Window 2028 – 2060.”
95 points, Decanter, June 2021