I was nervous about opening this after a previous note mentioned that the bottle didn't show well. However, this was excellent. We opened this last night, double decanted, had a glass, and left it for tonight.
Last night, this showed fantastic complexity on the nose: tropical fruits, a hint of sherr....and lots of fantastic chalky minerality on the palate, with great body and good acidic spine to back things up. A very long finish. This didn't really taste demi-sec, closer to just sec.
Today, even better. I can't begin to describe the nose: it just keeps changing as we sit with it. Hints of mango, chalk, sea salt, slate, lime. On the palate, this is much fuller bodied than I remember it from last night. Still great acidic spine, and mouthfilling pineapple and chalk on the palate. Great, long finish. After the Robert Fleury Extra Brut champagne, you definitely see this is demi-sec, but the sweetness is just a perfect complement to everything else.
On the nose, this is everything that Joly Savennierres that we had a few months ago was not. This was a head-turner. We paired this with a mango-jalapeno-tuna-tartare and then scallops with summer tomatoes and lemon-pepper pappardelle. Went wonderfully with everything.
Hard to say, this is still very youthful. Everyone loved it for its youthful vivacity and balance, but this has a ways to go before it really starts to shine. It does seem sweeter to me than other good vintages at a similar stage, so I'm hoping that time will address that.
Sucre résiduel : 17.6 g, acidité 4.3 g et 13.5° En accompagnement d'un roti de lotte et son beurre blanc.
Bouchon : non entamé, de bonne qualité pour une fois Robe : Limpide, brillante, pas évoluée Nez : 1er nez sur la pomme, le coing, puis cela ne cesse d'évoluer sur le pamplemousse, une pointe de citron, puis le miel. Très riche aromatiquement En bouche : on retrouve des arômes similaires, c'est très fin avec une très très belle longueur, une finesse et un excellent équilibre sucre/acidité. Excelllent Tout le monde a adoré.
Lobster night at home. I wanted to check in on this still young Huet. Full of lanolin, beeswax and some quinine. Great purity of fruit and the depth of the 2005 vintage is clear here as it still needs time to unwind. Nice today but much more potential. 50+13+12+8+8=91+(+?)
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(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.
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