Most reviews here are for the demi-sec, which I have not tasted. This is the sec from 375ml, my ninth specimen of a case. WOW, has it come around! Sheer perfection last night, whether alone, with the sockeye tataki, or with bread and cheese. Immediately bought the last 8 splits in stock at RWC, because I'd be a fool not to, seeing what a swan it has become. Mineraled honey without the sugar. How do they do that?
Clear, gold in color with developing aromas of quince, apricot, apple, lemon and honey. Dry, with heavy tilt towards off-dry resulting from a modest level of RS present. Contains bright mouthwatering acidity and a medium level of alcohol presenting medium (+) intensity of aforementioned flavor profiles. Soft, creamy and richly textured on the palate that rewards with a long, evenly distributed mouth-coating finish. Drinking really well now and appears to have the stuffing to do so for at least a decade or longer.
Tropical fruits, ananas, creaminess, and what is quite interesting: rasberry, in a white wine. Very intense nose, and also very intense flavours, the richness is just bite-able. Well detectable residual sugar makes the attack thicker, later lots of mouthwatering acidity makes the second half of the gulp to soar, overwhelming experince overall. My favorite Haut-Lieu Sec between 2005 and 2011.
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(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) Residual sugar here is 15 g/l. Minerally nose, fresh, with rounded pear fruit, aromatic, a touch floral even, and more integrated that when tasted in February. The palate is harmonious, full and fruit-rich. Ripe fruit, with a good midpalate grip, and overall a lovely fresh quality. Good substance, very toothsome, and it has lots of spicy length. Really fine.
(Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) Unfinished and certainly still cloudy wine. The nose is very attractive though, fruit-rich, with vibrantly precise pear aromas. The palate is similarly bursting with fruit, with good midpalate substance and grip, and a fine acidity too. Broad, peppery but precise, this has excellent potential.
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