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Community Tasting Notes (14) Avg Score: 90.6 points

  • This is a very expressive and special wine. In the bouquet ripe yellow fruits, overripe apples, white raisins and nuts like almonds. A somewhat oxidized style. On the palate very full bodied with tangerine, apricots and pineapple, a firm amount of lemon acidity but also lemon sweetness. A special and very well made wine.

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  • 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?

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  • From a .375. Advanced; apple cider. Recorked and refrigerated. Will revisit to see if it's oxidation or something else.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (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.
  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17-17.5+ points

    (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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