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2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg
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m_arcon wrote: (92 points)
September 13, 2014 - Huet tasting Sec, Demi-Sec and Moelleux from different vintages (Andis Home): Colour: Light yellow
Nose: Firstly again this very conspicuous mix of confectioner's sugar mixed with vanillin. Then more orange & lemon aromas than in the Sec. Also pear and kumquat.
Palate: The higher sugar level is good for the wine. Give it a bit more roundness & brighter shoulders. Good acidity which keeps everything in balance. Again a nice spicy, ginger note on the mid-palate. Medium+ body. Medium finish.
August 3, 2014 - Really pleasant Vouvray that is perfectly ready to go and holds up well before, during, and after dinner. Light to medium body, with a touch of sweetness but an elegant profile, this is a lot of fun to drink in the summer. A-
July 26, 2014 - Seattle Dinners with Old Friends; 7/25/2014-7/26/2014 (Ye Olde Pacific Northwest): Yellow. Fresh aromas of pear. Medium weight, off dry pear and apple fruit. Very good, but not as much grip and terroir as the best vintages of Clos du Bourg can have.
June 3, 2014 - Oh my, what a beautiful place this wine is in now. Light tulip color. Quintessential Chenin nose of pear, honey, spice, and a tad of mint for even greater interest. Medium weight, completely seamless and integrated, a little sugar balanced by adequate acidity. Tremendous length and that lovely Clos du Bourg soil on the finish. Considering aging potential, one could quibble with the acidity not being higher, but no argument with the statement that it is disarmingly delicious at present. Probably time to start tucking in if you have significant stock.1 person found this helpful Comment
rocknroller wrote: (91 points)
March 27, 2014 - White Frenchies at Sea Change (Sea Change at the Guthrie, Mpls, MN): Light gold color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 90 minutes. Slow to evolve in glass, initially rather reserved and non-descript (Craig mentioned a spoiled milk note), but it blossoms after 45 minutes to reveal a tropical character, nectarine, peach, passion fruit, and distinct minerality. The palate has marked viscosity, lemon oil, citrus zest, earthy, apricot, passion fruit, medium bodied, slate, medium finish. This is a wine that requires some time to emerge to full appreciate.
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By John Gilman
Nov/Dec 2007, Issue #12, Domaine Huet: Vouvray’s Greatest Estate
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By Richard Jennings
10/3/2010 (link) 93 points
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg) Light golden yellow color; tart apple, wheat, mineral, lanolin nose; tasty, tart apple, mineral, tart peach, nectarine palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
By Chris Kissack
July 2007 (link) 17.5+ points
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec) This is pleasing, not so expressive, rather it is gentle, subdued, perhaps a touch closed on the nose. It has a lovely presence on the palate though, textured and delineated, with a good weight, structure and substance. The character and interest will come with time in bottle. Lots of potential here I think.
- Vintage 2005
- Type White - Off-dry
- Producer Domaine Huet
- Varietal Chenin Blanc
- Designation Demi-Sec
- Vineyard Clos du Bourg
- Country France
- Region Loire Valley
- SubRegion Touraine
- Appellation Vouvray
- Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
- In Cellars 543 (80%)
- Consumed 129 (19%)