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This is a quick weekend offer but it requires little introduction.
Huet is one of my favorite producers and there are times when I tried to convince myself that I no longer need red wine in my cellar...if all of it could be replaced by Huet. Certainly Margaux and Lafite have a special place in my heart but Huet ranks right up there with any wine entity and the prices are downright silly for the level of quality and potential ageing ability (those of you that sampled the 1919 Huet at Per Se several years ago will attest to that). For more detailed information on the winery and TN's on all of the below, please see: http://www.thewinedoctor.com/tastingsprofile/huet.shtml
A deal I couldn't pass up, this parcel contains pre-packed 6-packs with six different bottles of Huet from the 2007 and 2008 vintage - it's a stellar starter kit for anyone interested in the discovery of this top house. You can look up whatever you need to but all are excellent wines and the 2008 demi-secs are simply terrific (if I recall Neil Martin had a mini love fest over the quality of the 2008s and so did I - the 2007s are no slouch either).
Here goes - "first growth" Chenin Blanc, in six different forms - from dry (sec) to sweet (moelleux) and in-between (demi-sec), one bottle of each wine at an outstanding tariff (I'll save you the time and effort of looking up each of these - it's a very good price and the provenance is second to none):
Huet 6-Pack 1 - 2007 Le Haut Lieu (demi-sec) 1 - 2007 Le Haut Lieu (sec) 1 - 2007 Le Mont (sec) 1 - 2007 Clos du Bourg (moelleux) 1 - 2008 Le Haut Lieu (demi-sec) 1 - 2008 Le Mont (demi-sec)
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) This has about 7 g/l residual sugar, and this is my third taste of this cuvée. The nose is clean, with good minerality. The palate is nicely integrated, with nice smoky minerality showing today, over a good weighty midpalate. Lots of good substance here, with a fresh, sappy, mouth-watering finish. Lovely wine.
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) Another pop at this wine which I first met at a tasting in Bordeaux in April. A lovely floral character to the nose, more pronounced now, sweetly bright, with an intriguing note of liquorice. Delicate and fresh on the palate at first, but broadening out thereafter to give a little note of nut. Plenty of stylish, direct, delineated substance here, with a fresh finesse helped along by more than lively acidity. Possibly a higher score than this is warranted.
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) Fresh, aromatic, lightly mineral. A little floral, but this certainly has more substance than the 2006. Fresh, nicely structured, with good grip and good acid backbone. A nice minerality, well poised, with an appealing sappy finish. Really very good indeed. It has 7.3 g/l residual sugar, with 5.7 g/l titratable acidity and alcohol 13.5%.
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