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2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg
- Loire Valley
Community Tasting Notes 74
Vinophiliac559 wrote: (91 points)
June 12, 2016 - Paired with Thai food, very nice texture, good balance, went great with the semi-spicy dishes we had
March 19, 2016 - Dinner with Two Jadot 1993 Grand Cru Reds (Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco): Full yellow. Over time, baked apple, honey, and pear, but it took a while to release these scents. Off dry, some bitterness to start but gradually found its footing and texture. Good but not as glorious as it can be.
aagrawal wrote: (90 points)
February 28, 2016 - Coravin 2/28/16: Yellow-golden color; nose is aromatic, orange peel, almost a little funk like brett?; palate is medium-full bodied, slight buttered popcorn, oily texture, some white fruit, acidity is medium-low; medium finish. This is a strange bottle, probably in an awkward phase, and it lacks the crisp acidity of the best Chenin blanc. I'm not sure I like this now, though I have one more bottle to try in a few years. 89-90
1 hour air: melds together a bit better; oily orange citrus on the nose; palate is showing a bit more acidity. This is interesting, though maybe still falls short of purely enjoyable. 90-91
2/29/16: Opened the rest of the bottle. A bit better integrated than yesterday. The nose has less funk, more orange rind with slight minerality; palate shows a bit more acidity than yesterday, a bit less flabby; finish is medium length. Still, this is more interesting than enjoyable. At its release price it is probably a value, but at $50-60 it's a pass. 901 person found this helpful Comment
daghaug Likes this wine:
February 16, 2016 - Vått hår, nøtter (mandler), litt potetkjeller på duft. Lite frukt på nese. Svært fyldig i munnen samtidig som den er frisk (men ikke som en riesling). Noe merkbar sødme, men ikke mye. Mye mandelpreg i avslutningen. Kompleks og rik vin, men mangler kanskje noe friskhet for vår smak i forhold til en riesling kabinett. Er nok en matvin, men ikke spesielt god match til sushi. Vi liker dette, men foretrekker nok viner med mer syre.
T.E.D. wrote: (90 points)
January 8, 2016 - Pale straw color wheat in nature. Nose of leechy, quince, honey suckle and flower. Palate is where this wine shines with lush honey, pineapple juxtaposed with citrus rind, blanched nuts and white earth. Long finish of honey suckle.
Pro Reviews 3
View From the Cellar
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
- UPC Code 7070292755868
- Pending Delivery 14 (2%)
- In Cellars 644 (77%)
- Consumed 174 (21%)