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1995 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg
- Loire Valley
Community Tasting Notes 20
brooklynguy Likes this wine:
July 28, 2016 - Very smoky upon opening, something in there needs to blow off, and it does, revealing secondary aromas that are very pure and clean of wool and wax and rock - Chenin funk in spades. The wine is very rewarding, balanced and fresh tasting even though it is over 20 years old now. Pure and with a fleshy and attractive fruit character, delicious. Never really loses that flinty smoky sense though, which is not something i know from other Bourg demi-sec bottles, and which for me mars the wine a bit.
July 24, 2014 - Nice deep golden color. Nose was pretty much mute. Hard to describe why this was off, but it was. Not a lot of fruit, and the alcohol was very apparent. Disappointing.
Withholding a score because I suspect this was due to poor storage (and the perils of buying at auction).
Troon Likes this wine: (93 points)
October 29, 2013 - I did a Huet Chenin Blanc tasting for friends. This was one of the offerings. My favorite of the four along with another, with rest liking a Moelleux. Honey and pear on the nose. Lemon and stone on the palate that ends with a hint of sweetness. The finish was long. This wine just kept getting better. I really like the Demi-secs.
Riccardo Malocchio wrote:
May 19, 2013 - Not a great showing, and I fear this bottle was mildly oxidized or at least lacking the energy and intensity one expects from a Huet. The cork was in ideal condition, without any mold on top (as had been reported below for some bottles). The color was acceptable, though perhaps a touch too golden for its age - very difficult to state with any certainty, of course. The nose and palate showed typical Vouvray characteristics along with a sherry-ish note that struck me as much too advanced for such a relatively young wine. The sweetness was not balanced by its rather anemic acidity, and was very nearly cloying. Drinkable, but unmemorable, it's complexity and intensity on a downward trajectory from first glass to last.
KeithAkers wrote: (93 points)
May 18, 2013 - Bearserkerfest Night 2-Chave Table (Sun Wah BBQ, Chicago IL): Nose: Very aromatic and perfumed nose with well balanced tones of nectarines, apricots, quince, lanolin, and white fruits. The nose was very well layered, but still with a lot of zest to it too.
Taste: Medium/full bodied with medium/high acidity. The structure is very youthful with gorgeous tones of nectarines, sweet peaches, apricots, and quince tones with some white fruits.
Overall: This was absolutely rocking. It still has a good ways to go, but it is really good right now.
Pro Reviews 2
View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Nov/Dec 2007, Issue #12, Domaine Huet: Vouvray’s Greatest Estate
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Huet, Le Clos-du-Bourg Demi-Sec Vouvray White) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 1995
- 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 3 (2%)
- In Cellars 90 (59%)
- Consumed 59 (39%)
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