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Tasted October 13, 2008 by tendring with 474 views

Flight 1 (2 notes)

White - Sparkling
2001 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray Pétillant
87 points
Light honey nose, very chenin blanc.
Very refreshing with a gentle mousse.
White - Sparkling
1999 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray Pétillant
87 points
Quite concentrated and complex nose.
A serious wine, slightly burnt notes.

Flight 2 (4 notes)

White
2006 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
89 points
Delicate nose.
Sweet attack, bitter, tart mid palate, great nutty finish.
White
2006 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
94 points
A very giving nose of flowers and honey.
Very fruity, plenty of honey, lots of complexity.
White
2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
94 points
Light nose, defined honey, attractive.
Great balance, steely, will last well.
White
2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
96 points
Although the nose was quite closed, patience brought out a lovely beeswax quality; very promising.
Great in the mouth now and will develop beautifully.

Flight 3 (5 notes)

White - Off-dry
2006 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
89 points
A bouquet of flowers and honey.
Light, balanced, very refreshing, honey predominates.
White - Off-dry
2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
98 points
First you get flowers, pollen, beeswax, then the honey comes through.
Great balance with loads of honey and a very pleasing dry effect in the finish.
White - Off-dry
2001 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
87 points
Fragrant, honey and a little oxidisation.
The oxidisation is acrried through to the mouth but is balanced by a levely nuttiness.
White - Off-dry
2003 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
86 points
Fragrant, honey nuts and caramel.
Amazing complexities when it hits the mouth.
White - Off-dry
1999 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
86 points
The nose was pure spruce.
Fascinating, a wine for contemplation.

Flight 4 (5 notes)

White - Sweet/Dessert
2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
94 points
A delicate honey nose.
Great flavour.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1985 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
89 points
Unusual aromas, mushy peas.
Interesting and constantly changing in the mouth.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
83 points
Dried apricot nose.
Barley sugar, short on acidity and length.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2006 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux 1ère Trie Clos du Bourg France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
86 points
A nose of reluctant promises.
Fruity with good balance but somehow lacking excitement.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux 1ère Trie Le Haut-Lieu France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
92 points
A nutty nose, bakewell tart and honey.
Lovely balance, a wine for drinking up very soon.
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