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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 89.2 points

  • Jonah's Whale Beach.
    69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach, Sydney, Australia 2107
    375ml.

    Decanted 30 minutes.
    Mid-yellow translucent gold.
    Mild nose of beeswax and honey then white stone fruit from the glass. Smells like Vouvray.
    Medium body, medium tart citrus flavours to the fore. Underripe lemon/ lime, underlying honey provides a hint of sugar though this is not the focus. Finishes with mid palate tang, mineral cut and lemony lingering.

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  • Really unfortunate. I love Huet with all my heart and their wines can be almost immortal. This one sadly had oxidized a little bit and wasn't showing it's best. Acids were still firm and the texture was surreal - perhaps in full bottles it's still showing as it should. If you have one to spare, I'd recommend testing it soon to see how your own cellar is treating this glorious wine.

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  • Probably didn't show as well as it should have? Developed yellow, more like a riesling of the same age. Hard kero-like nose points to age but suggests 20 years, not 12. Lemon citrus and bitter lemon to taste, barely wine-like. I wonder if this was not well stored prior to my purchase?

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  • Blind tasted and wrongly guessed a Chablis. Zesty nose with lemon and grapefruit rind. Extreme bitter lemon flavor with massive acidity, rapier like. Perhaps better on the second night where it became a focused light beam, sharp but warm...

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  • Served right after opening. Nose suspicious of dry mushrooms. But mouth is straight , linear, fresh without flaw. Fine and mineral. Just a hint of honey and perhaps tilleul to show shy clues of chenin. Very good, but I think it has passed his colors, even if the structure is still very strongh. Matching very well pork rillettes.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) Open, expressive nose. Fresh palate, with a full, rounded mouth-feel. Some mineral flavours. It remains somewhat tight and needs more time yet.

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