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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 33 
TypeWhite
ProducerDomaine Huet (web)
VarietyChenin Blanc
DesignationSec
VineyardLe Mont
CountryFrance
RegionLoire Valley
SubRegionTouraine
AppellationVouvray

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2026 (based on 29 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.5 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 152 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Louvin on 6/15/2015 & rated 83 points: pretty much a pnp, some 30 min open. This had pronounced honey and lemon attack at first but followed with a significant bitter edge. This continued thoughout the bottle. Had not noticed this in previous bottles. (2134 views)
 Tasted by ekallio on 4/22/2015: Really high class acidic structure. Maybe this has been aromatically even more vibrant a while ago, but nevertheless this is excellent. Maybe I still feel that the demi sec style is where these wines' personality really shines. (2674 views)
 Tasted by mmh on 2/28/2015 & rated 92 points: Still very young and still absolutely great. Intense on the palate with lemons and limestone. Quite shy on the nose. Not completely dry (although that's how I think I perceived it before), and a bit more body than before. (2755 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 2/21/2015 & rated 90 points: I always enjoy the Huet secs. Not the best I've had but very good. Grapefruit and pineapple, usual bright acidity. Fun white. (2544 views)
 Tasted by dead puddle on 2/21/2015 & rated 92 points: Once again, Huet has done its best. Nose difficult to guess blindly; of course the usual pine apple core (wich never point any region), and some shy honey and unspecific white wood glue. Mouth full of character , thick substance, lime and clementine. Fresh and mineral style with a real bitter end on orange peal. Loire makes the show. 2010 gives its best expression with a long life ahead. Exceptionnal Q/P ratio. Indeed it is possible to find better, but at not this price. Superb chenin. (2622 views)
 Tasted by JeffGMorris on 2/13/2015 & rated 90 points: With cheese at Steve & Barb's house before going out to dinner. Pale yellow in color and surprisingly it has not yet shut down. Drinking very nicely at the moment with a little more roundness than the Sec bottlings from Huet usually have. Pears and a little wool and lanolin. Very citric in its acidity. I would expect this to shut down soon but emerge as a great Sec. 50+12+12+8+8=90+ (2529 views)
 Tasted by tbone on 2/3/2015: Mineral, bright fruit, clean nose. Lush fruit and perfect balance on palate. Fantastic paired with salmon ramen. Aftertaste lingers. (2915 views)
 Tasted by ScottGoodwin on 1/4/2015 & rated 92 points: This is my first bottle of a mixed case of the '10 Huets. Nose burst out of the bottle as soon as it was opened. Candle wax. Candied ginger. Peach and some tropical notes. Nose doesn't hint at the minerality and acidity that show up on the palate. Medium + bodies. More on the Demi sec side of sec. But the palate turns more towards pink grapefruit and citrus. Finishes stretches out nicely with piercing acidity emerging from underneath the fruit. A fantastic and versatile food wine. (2911 views)
 Tasted by fournet on 12/21/2014: I continue to enjoy this wine, though I will note my scores have crept downward every 8-10 months. Less vibrant. I have enjoyed many older Huets (10-30 years old), so I suspect this is just a transition and not that it is on the way down. Lovely nonetheless. (2678 views)
 Tasted by celestialmundane on 11/21/2014 & rated 91 points: Straw color. Subtle apple and mineral nose. Medium weight. Good acidity. (2918 views)
 Tasted by KPB on 11/8/2014 & rated 91 points: Drinking really well right now. Straw yellow, citrus notes. A lovely wine. (2832 views)
 Tasted by Anthony Lombardi on 11/1/2014 & rated 90 points: Typical apples & pears on the nose, accented with herbal aromatics. A wine one can smell forever. Medium bodied, this gracefully & nimbly coats the palate with more apple, tropical fruit & a hint of peach. Always fresh, this has the backbone to cellar forever. Structured in youth, yet plush & appealing. Love it. (2930 views)
 Tasted by WST on 10/25/2014 & rated 92 points: Starting to develop some tertiary flavors and aromas. No oxidation. Meyer lemon and grapefruit, now getting that wet wool / lanolin Chenin stuff. Still minerally, and still on the demi- side of sec. (2716 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 10/17/2014: Another great showing for one of the best young Vouvrays I've tasted. Showing a bit more mineral than I remember from my last bottle almost 3 years ago, especially in the slightly bitter, quninine-like finish. So tough to keep my hands off these but I'm trying. (2815 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 9/8/2014 & rated 91 points: Not shut down, but doesn't have the same lively, minerally acid profile that my last bottle 2 years ago had. Hold. (2084 views)
 Tasted by pigdaddy on 8/23/2014 & rated 91 points: gorgeous platinum gold; reticent aromatically, w/lemon-lime zest, ginger, limestone powder; med - bodied; slightly sweet on entry, citrus curd, tart, tangy & mineral; as it warms, sings w/food. excited about its future.

grilled spice-crusted nc triggerfish in avocado-tomatillo sauce; "stew" of summer squash, okra, pienolo tomato & hatch green chile; garlicky roasted rosegold potatoes (3127 views)
 Tasted by mtaczak on 8/13/2014 & rated 92 points: Limey and mineraly, this seems to be a bit closed down at the moment. No apparent RS, but very well balanced and structured. Must find more. (3133 views)
 Tasted by RichardP on 8/11/2014 & rated 90 points: Light lemon citrus on the nose; on the palate, grapefruit, lemon, and pear, with a bit of a plastic note on the finish -- not unpleasant, though. Average to good value for money. (3195 views)
 Tasted by WST on 7/20/2014: Dinner at Copper Hog: I can't believe how fast I'm depleting my stock of this wine. I remember my first sip a couple of years ago; I went straight to my local retailers and bought every remaining bottle of the Huet '10 secs, then went online and ordered as much as I could find (three of four cases). This was and still is my biggest purchase of any single wine.
Back to the wine: it's still as gorgeous as my first sip two years ago, with little change. On the demi- side of sec. Meyer lemon, grapefruit and orchard fruit, with a limestone mineral blast. Viscous mouthfeel punctuated with acidic cut.
Still one of my favorite wines; old faithful.

Cheers,
Warren (3137 views)
 Tasted by celestialmundane on 7/18/2014 & rated 91 points: Straw color. Nose of chalk and lime. Medium weight. Zingy acidity. Apple, fig. Delicious. (2896 views)
 Tasted by greenblanket on 6/30/2014: Excellent, maybe past a bit of it's youthful snap but lovely and well balanced. It was a solid pairing with some spicy Vietnamese dishes. (3143 views)
 Tasted by europat55 on 5/31/2014 & rated 90 points: Could probably use more time in the cellar to unleash its full potential. (3329 views)
 Tasted by WST on 5/25/2014 & rated 93 points: As good as ever, and doesn't seem to be shutting down. Dense citrus (especially grapefruit) honeysuckle floral notes and pit fruits. Still a mineral-bomb. On the demi- side of sec. (3081 views)
 Tasted by WST on 5/16/2014 & rated 92 points: My last bottle seemed shut down, but it must have been me. This one performed well despite its flight to Hawaii. More demi-sec than sec. Great viscous mouthfeel, complex white pit fruit, grapefruit. Lively acidity. (3366 views)
 Tasted by SteveG on 4/22/2014 & rated 92 points: Bright lime yellow. Modest nose of ripe apple and lemon. Powerful palate of sweet pommes, some peach, and a little tropics, immersed in significant tartness. The finish is long and mirrors the palate, barely bitter but elegantly mouth-watering. This wine was best not very cold, and was more enjoyable on day two. (3563 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems
(Vouvray “Le Mont” Sec- Domaine Huët (375 ml.)) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, January 2011
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) Residual sugar 9 g/l, alcohol 13.2%. A polished and sweeter feel to the fruit here, gentle with a beautiful purity to it. There is more substance on the palate though; although it still maintains an elegant balance it has a substantial fruit character with great substance and structure too it as well. It is perhaps the most severe of the three sec cuvées, although I think Clos du Bourg comes pretty close in that regard. Certainly showing bags of structure and citrusy acidity on the palate, so from that point of view it certainly is the least approachable.  17.5-18. points
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Domaine Huet

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Le Mont

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France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Loire Valley

Vins du Val de Loire (Interprofession des Vins du Val de Loire)

Touraine

Touraine (wikipedia)

Vouvray

Wikipedia about Vouvray

 
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