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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 27 
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 2023 (based on 12 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.9 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 63 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by drrobvino on 7/18/2015 & rated 92 points: Took to La Poste and enjoyed with dinner. Beautiful mineralogy and apricot fruit, some paraffin.
Complex yet riding the rail of purity at it's heart and soul.
Drink now through 2020+. (383 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. (1104 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. (1646 views)
 Tasted by Casa HeRo on 12/26/2014 & rated 90 points: God til kalkunfilet med syrlig sjysaus. Tåler mange år til i kjelleren. (1499 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! (2173 views)
 Tasted by Shiaxonna on 11/10/2014 & rated 88 points: Consistsnt with last tasting. (2120 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. (2208 views)
 Tasted by djinc01 on 9/14/2014 & rated 89 points: Ripe pear, peach, rich acidity with a creamy finish (1924 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 (1979 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. (1868 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. (1816 views)
 Tasted by Hjellen on 5/18/2014 & rated 89 points: Våt ull, grønne epler, fremdeles ung så trenger litt luft, knall til skalldyr!! (1821 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) (1764 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. (1946 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. (1729 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. (1830 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.... (1562 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. (1689 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. (1786 views)
 Tasted by cephomer on 10/22/2013 & rated 91 points: Cheese & Wine Tasting - Westchester Wine School (Auray Cheese Shop, Larchmont, NY): Drank at a Ned tasting last nite, along with a delicious cheese (Istara Ossau-Iraty) which made for a fabulous combo. A pale yellowish color, with flowers and some honey on the nose. Great minerality, honey, peaches and white fruit on the palate. The wine is fairly full-bodied, and has a wonderful smokiness to it, with an excellent acidity level. The wine is admittedly still a baby, but I was very impressed with how well it showed. Wish I had some in my cellar (2282 views)
 Tasted by Roughl on 10/21/2013: Enjoyed this with a mildly spicy indian spiced chicken dish. I have insufficient practical knowledge about the ageing potential of clos du bourg so I can't tell you how this will age, but I can tell you that this was great right now and as such I do not see this as a wine for the long run, surely it can keep for several years, perhaps a decade, but I would not wait (but again, i have insufficient experience to really judge). Acidity and residual sugar, red apple and white fruit, honey/hay, a little zing. 16 EUR at the domaine and at that pricepoint hard to imagine a better value match with the dish. (1758 views)
 Tasted by coremill on 9/24/2013 & rated 86 points: Huet Dinner (Maysville): Cigarette smell that blows off. Pure apple, lemon/orange, but spikey in the mouth and merely ok, improves with air but still not especially good. (1680 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/20/2013 & rated 90 points: Bouquet with a firm amount of minerality and white fruits. On the palate a somewhat sweet start, minerals again, yellow fruits, grapefruit and also a touch of honey. Firm amount of bitterness in the finish. A full bodied and rich wine. Pleasant already and around 2020 probably even better. (2007 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 8/28/2013 & rated 90 points: Bibendum Portfolio Tasting: Spice, lemon rind and white floral notes. I like the minerality on the palate against the tiny lick of residual sugar. Needs time, it is good but very young right now. (1775 views)
 Tasted by Roughl on 8/23/2013: Tasted at the winery a year ago. I am surprised to see many people voting this to be the least of the three wines. I found this to be much more profound than the fruit forward Haut Lieu. Haut Lieu definetely being more friendly and open, but lacking a bit of oompf. From my tasting experience Clos du Bourg simply is a better terroir than the other two. Good to see that tastes do differ. not a top vintage, but this is always worth buying... (1666 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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Domaine Huet

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Chenin Blanc

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Clos du Bourg

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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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