White

2016 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • afot Likes this wine:

    August 23, 2020 - More oxidative on the nose than I expected, the classic chenin apple flavors, incredible balance with high acidity and some sugar. The sweetness was quite surprising but still tart and wih good potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • manonthemoon wrote: 92 points

    June 13, 2020 - Had in OBX.
    N tropical fruit, funky minerals, little floral
    P yellow apple, quince, marzipan, lanolin, funky minerals
    F above average finish, solid acidity, and good mouthfeel

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • kstoddard wrote: flawed

    May 29, 2020 - Corked

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • John Ostling wrote: 89 points

    May 9, 2020 - Golden yellow
    Very light on the nose, yellow fruit, apples and some minerality.
    On the palate high acidity,a bit tart. A bit citrus but not much taste.

    So much less than tha last bottle, I guess it in a down phase right now.

    Wait a couple of year for the next?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MrOctoberfest Likes this wine:

    February 14, 2020 - Still electric after 15 months. This is starting to go into hibernation, but it has a decadent mouthfeel with bruised apples and nervous energy. I should be buying this stuff by the truckload.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, The Lovely 2016 Vintage From Domaine Huët

    (Vouvray “Le Mont” Sec- Domaine Huët) Subscribe to see review text.

Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Huet, 9/4/2017

    (Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) Hello friends. Wines from world class producers are not easy to source in any meaningful quantity. Hence the five year interregnum between our first Huet offer (October 2012) and our second (today). And make no mistake: Huet is world class, producing arguably the finest Chenin Blanc in the world from their perch in Vouvray. The wines are often sold on a pre-sale/allocated basis, and allocations, not surprisingly, go to retail and restaurant accounts that have a long history of supporting Huet. That’s as it should be. I support loyalty in the wine trade, and I know we have benefited from loyalty on the Washington and Oregon side of things. But we’ll keep elbowing our way into allocations when we can, and today we have a trio of parcels, all from the same vineyard (Le Mont), all at different sweetness levels. Tasting them horizontally allows a window into the influence of residual sugar on Chenin Blanc’s ability to transmit terroir. And each offers completely different food pairing options. I like sec with stuffed pork chops, demi-sec with jalapeno-studded tortas, and moelleux with pâté and cornichons. Quick logistics note: these are all quite limited, both in parcel size and in timing. In exchange for the importer placing a hold on these wines for us, I’ve agreed to place our order on Sept 11, for Sept 12 delivery, with no potential for subsequent reorders. This is a one-shot deal. For those unfamiliar with Huet, here is the quick history. The winery was founded in 1928 by Paris bistro owner Victor Huet. Victor’s son Gaston really grew Huet’s reputation over his 55 years working at the winery (with a five-year break in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II; amazing.) Gaston’s son-in-law Noel Pinguet joined the team in 1971, and for the next 40 years built the winery to world-class stature. Pinguet in 2012 turned the reins over to cellarmaster Jean-Bernard Berthomé, and the winery’s ascent has only continued. They work with three special vineyards: Clos du Bourg, Le Haut-Lieu, and today’s feature, Le Mont. Le Mont has the highest limestone content of the three vineyards, and the resulting wines are often the most mineral-soaked of the portfolio. My personal experience with Huet is that they produce otherworldly Chenin Blanc, wines that have buckled my knees with pleasure on numerous occasions. The wines are glorious in their youth and age effortlessly for years. You’ll see that reflected in the drinking windows below: 2018-2028, 2017-2032, 2017-2035. Considering those drinking windows, and the fact that Huet has been a once-every-five-years offer for us, I might recommend that lovers of these wines go long today, or at least as long as our parcels will allow.Wine Spectator: Copyrighted material withheld.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Huet
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Sec
  • Vineyard Le Mont
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Vouvray

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 521 (78%)
  • Consumed 139 (21%)

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Community Recommendations

creme fraise, löjrom, picklad rödlök, Råraka

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