Rich golden color. Rich and honeyed on the nose giving the impression of a quite sweet wine. However, much more subtle and nuanced on the palate and rich yet much less sweet with a shorter finish than the nose shows. This is quite good, but I can see why Huet didn't consider this worthy as a Cuvee Constance and relabeled it. I think it is showing as good as it ever will and is in the "drink now" category. It won't drop off for years, but won't improve in my opinion.
Man I was worried. The cork was soft and wet and the nose was very reticent at first but man was this a great bottle. The nose slowly loosens some honey, peach and orange peel. The palate is almost too intense still with laser like acidity and loads of apricot, green apple and honey. An amazing partner to foi gras with berry compote. Eternal finish.
From the list at Whitehouse-Crawford in Walla Walla. Beautiful pairing with both the sweet onion and foie appetizers. Consumed over 2 nights.
As others have noted this bottle has some oxidative notes yet still feels a bit tightly wound. Deep honey nose suggesting more residual sugars than you feel on the palate. That honey flavor carries spicy apricot and white peach with significant citrus pith and almond bitterness notes, with considerable acids backing a long spicy finish.
I agree this still has a lot of life ahead of it. Not a top vintage but immensely enjoyable. I can't wait to bust into my better vintages of 1ère Trie but this just confirms I must not get too jumpy.
Funny. This was a little oxidized, definitely not the best bottle I've had. A bit of browning and some mild sherry notes, however there is so much power there with honey, peaches and unctuous ness that two people at the table said it was the best thing they've ever drank, and we were at a microbrew tasting ha! Amazing wine when it's correct, merely excellent tonight.
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(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Première Trie) Paler than the Tokay, obviously, but still a very rich colour for the Loire. The nose has honeycomb, smoke, butter, bay, and stony minerals. On the palate there are piles of fresh acidity carrying forth a raft of intense, minerally, slightly honeyed fruit with notes of bottle age. Lovely intensity and acidity. This is brilliant. Needs another five to eight years at least.
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Première Trie) The only single-vineyard sweet wine from this vintage (there was a Cuvée Constance). Great interest here, a smoky, fatty nose, with minerals and stones thrown into the pot as well. Developing wonderful complexity on the palate which has notes of toffee and orange fruit, balanced out by perfect acidity. Brilliant.