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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 40 
TypeWhite
ProducerDomaine Huet (web)
VarietyChenin Blanc
DesignationSec
VineyardClos du Bourg
CountryFrance
RegionLoire Valley
SubRegionTouraine
AppellationVouvray

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2025 (based on 13 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 73 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by lolo66 on 11/20/2015: i liked this. acidity is screechingly high, but I tend to like that kind of thing. honey. quince. unripe pear. apples. tonic water. (997 views)
 Tasted by alo76 on 11/3/2015 & rated 87 points: The wine has golden hue colour.

Rather ripe yellow apples, peaches and hints of calvados appear on this dense nose that also has some fresh floral notes.

Acidity is rather grippy, broad and unfortunately lacks some precision. Fruit is similar to the nose and there is again I find some calvados notes and alcohol on a finish that is rather long.

This wine is more about gripp and density than about elegance and precision. Still an interesting and generous wine.

The wine peaked on the third after opening the bottle and drank best went it was quite cold. (1125 views)
 Tasted by Zab on 11/1/2015 & rated 92 points: Délicieux. Aromatique. (1013 views)
 Tasted by GTFreek on 9/28/2015: Blind tasted (and now I see for the 2nd time...) Cooked apple, pear, honeysuckle. Said Premier Cru Burgundy. Need to work on Vouvray... (1079 views)
 Tasted by Sam Levain on 8/27/2015 & rated 90 points: One of the best chenin blancs I've had, crisp and mineral but with fruit coming through, not overpowering. Once you drink this, it's hard to go back to more basic granite-like wines that lack taste and complexity. (1396 views)
 Tasted by tzelmer on 8/4/2015 & rated 93 points: Ripe peach, Chamomile, chalk, bees wax. Medium to high acidity. Tight texture at opening but staying with it for a couple hours it fills out nicely. Very nice. (1066 views)
 Tasted by drrobvino on 7/18/2015 & rated 92 points: Took to La Poste and enjoyed with dinner. Beautiful minerality and apricot fruit, some paraffin.
Complex yet riding the rail of purity at it's heart and soul.
Drink now through 2020+. (1074 views)
 Tasted by RaphaelMalago on 4/14/2015 & rated 92 points: One of the best Chenin Blanc produced. Decanted for one hour. Pale, lemon colour. Shy nose that open in the glass with white fruit, citrus, mineral, jasmin. High acidity in the palate, creamy and textured body. (1522 views)
 Tasted by Tetherton on 1/12/2015 & rated 90 points: As always a fabulous Chenin Blanc to enjoy. Citrus layered over limestone with a lingering mouthfeel. (1988 views)
 Tasted by Casa HeRo on 12/26/2014 & rated 90 points: God til kalkunfilet med syrlig sjysaus. Tåler mange år til i kjelleren. (1729 views)
 Tasted by cephomer on 12/6/2014 flawed bottle: An Evening in the Loire Valley: Westchester Wine School (White Plains, NY): Drank at WWS Loire tasting. Mineral nose, overwhelmed by dank cellar odor. Corked! (2424 views)
 Tasted by Shiaxonna on 11/10/2014 & rated 88 points: Consistsnt with last tasting. (2262 views)
 Tasted by Motz on 10/20/2014 & rated 91 points: Lively bouquet of citrus, chalk, weediness (dandelion), tropical fruit, namely cashew fruit. Great mouthfeel, caressing, balanced, delicious. 91-92. (2346 views)
 Tasted by djinc01 on 9/14/2014 & rated 89 points: Ripe pear, peach, rich acidity with a creamy finish (2046 views)
 Tasted by asgerG on 8/1/2014 & rated 88 points: Nice structure, off dry, lacks some defined character maybe in an intermediate phase. Wait 3-6 years (2103 views)
 Tasted by DoctorNoah on 6/27/2014 & rated 88 points: Medium plus acidity, medium bodied, mostly pear on the nose and strongly on the aftertaste. Shortish finish. Overall unimpressive. (2002 views)
 Tasted by GTFreek on 6/23/2014: Blind tasted. Apples, citrus, almonds, white flowers. Nothing too distinctive, almond note maybe could have helped, but I said Pinot Grigio. Med plus acidity, medium alcohol. (1940 views)
 Tasted by Hjellen on 5/18/2014 & rated 89 points: Våt ull, grønne epler, fremdeles ung så trenger litt luft, knall til skalldyr!! (1930 views)
 Tasted by Shiaxonna on 5/13/2014 & rated 89 points: Soft, gentle vanilla nose with muted gooseberries, peach and apricots. Delightful. Palate is intense and concentrated with a crisp acidity balanced up against a depth and power of a high class wine. This is enjoyable now, but can improve over the next five years without a doubt.

50+5+12+15+7 (89p) (1873 views)
 Tasted by Triangle Wine Country on 3/11/2014 & rated 90 points: The wine looks straw colored. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is light. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. Waxy smell with minerality. (2046 views)
 Tasted by Fusions33 on 3/9/2014 & rated 90 points: Nose showing white peach, pear, apple, stone.
Palate is generating a lot of minerality with stone and crush rocks, as well as peach apricot and pear.
Medium to med + finish.
Nice minerality with decent fruit.
Better than LHL but not as good as the Le Mont for my palate. (1827 views)
 Tasted by Dale M on 3/6/2014 & rated 88 points: A nice drink, but a clear step below the Le Mont and the LHL. Starts off well enough, typical Huet – Vouvray stuff like ripe green apples, yellow plum, slight saline aspect etc. But as wine warmed in the glass, I started to taste distinct red cherry and almond qualities, that while I might sign off on say a Donnhoff Spat, I just had a hard time reconciling this as Vouvray. But it was pleasant to be sure, and I suspect, this should be my issue not yours. (1930 views)
 Tasted by Hjellen on 2/1/2014 & rated 91 points: It is within the drinking window now, but will still have a positiv development the next 3-5 years. Enjoyable, long lasting taste, honey, mellon, minerals- a bit sweet at the beginning but a nice "sticky" sting to follow. Really nice.... (1667 views)
 Tasted by wineshlub on 1/29/2014 & rated 93 points: Sharp apricot aroma. Rich melange of flavors includes beeswax, apricot. Firm mineral finish. Depth of flavor, complexity, structure - everything is there. Still tastes quite young, should mature nicely. (1794 views)
 Tasted by drbarta on 12/14/2013 & rated 88 points: Klaus-siege II. (Szeged, Hungary (at the"club")): Apple, chalkiness, honey, citrus, pine-apple. Typical vouvray, but kind of restained, not as intense as in other vintages. Okay structure and density without any particular depth. Medium-plus finish. (1907 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, The Annual Loire Valley Report The 2011 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems
(Vouvray “Clos du Bourg” Sec- Domaine Huët) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (2/21/2013)
(Huet, Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, February 2012
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec) Residual sugar 8 g/l, acidity 5.18 g/l, alcohol 13.6%. Another primary and floral nose here, but with a more convincing white stone character to it. Certainly a slightly more solid character to the aromas here. A very pure style, precise, with vibrant pear fruit, but with a firmer suggestion of minerality here. This is bright, characterful and defined. More substance here. A more impressive wine, certainly superior to Le Haut Lieu.  16.5 points
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