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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/26/2011, (See more on 92 points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu) Light lemon yellow color; appealing minerally, lime, green apple, stony nose; tasty, compelling, mineral, tart pear, apple, lime palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points


  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) A finely floral nose here, full of youthful apples and pears, and on the palate a broad and attractive flesh. It seems dry although certainly rich, in keeping with the fairly high residual sugar in Huet's sec cuvées these days, backed up by good acidity. Delicious for drinking now, although no doubt cellaring will bring benefits.
  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5-18. points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec) The aromas here are reminiscent of fine pears, aromatic, very pure but with finesse rather than power. A very fine character on the palate, slightly sappy, and a good texture. Floral, delicate, as these wines can be in their youth. Delicate and balanced, but fanning out into a lovely broad finish like the proverbial peacock's tail. Excellent potential here.

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  • By Beverley Blanning, MW
    October 31, 2010, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (Domaine Hut Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec, Loire Valley) People familiar with the wines of Huët generally love them because they epitomize the elegance and focus that Chenin Blanc can achieve in the Touraine region. Still, Huët Vouvrays, especially the dry versions, can be difficult to approach in their youth. The excellent 2009 vintage is riper and more forward than most, resulting in balanced wines that are lovely to drink now, but can easily be kept a decade or more. This Haut-Lieu Sec is bursting with youthful, perfumed florality that carries right through to the more restrained, crisp palate. A unique wine that is truly of its place.
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