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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18 points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This cuvée has 8 g/l residual sugar in this vintage, and a pale lemon-gold hue in the glass. On the nose a very pure style of fruit, yellow plum and star fruit, with a crunchy, splintered, slightly honeycomb edge and a much greater depth of minerals than shown by Le Haut Lieu at present. There is a chalky-stony element to it, and a pure slightly creamy edge to the character on the nose. Plenty of flesh on the midpalate, rich but with plenty of linear acidity. Defined, pure and primary, sappy and powerful, this has delicious potential and will be very long lived in the cellar. Delicious, less closed down than Le Haut Lieu, but nevertheless fairly tight right now and certainly still on the way up - although coming back to it hours later, it did show a much more supple and accessible character, with a fine, bitter grip. This is going to be delicious.
  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This bottle shows a little differently to the one I recently drank at 21212; whereas that one seemed very open and intensely minerally, this bottle seems very tight, linear and pure (more what I would expect from the wine and the vintage at present). There is cleanly defined stone fruit on the nose, with a slightly steely element to it. Nevertheless there is an elegant depth to the palate, crisp but well polished with stony, white fruits. The finish is delineated, pure but very, very long. This is a fine vintage for Huet, although in all honesty I think there is success here every year at the moment. Give this 8-10 years (or indeed longer) and it will be great.
  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) A great opportunity to try one of these at a visit to the recently opened 21212 restaurant in Edinburgh, home to Paul Kitching. The nose starts off in a very inorganic way with a number of novel aromas not noted with previous tastings of this wine. There is a cordite, gun-powder element, a little sulphurous in character; I think at least part of this, however, is an intense minerality perhaps exacerbated by being served a touch too warm by the sommelier. Once chilled a little more the wine shows a much more typical profile. Defined, quite pure in fact, clean but full and fairly weighty, this fabulous wine has great potential. I have half a dozen in the cellar, bottles which I should try to leave well alone for now!

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    11/28/2006, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This was slightly closed but a fabulous wine. Great nose of slightly underipe caramel, spice, wet wool, almonds and astounding minerality. The palate is clean and precise with a suggestion of sweetness and a wonderful complex finish. Started to open up aromatically right at the end of the meal. The nose become very floral and the palate had more cut and definition but ultimately this wine did not have the snap of the brilliant '02.

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