White

2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • BeadyJay wrote: 93 points

    September 1, 2019 - I like this a lot.

    Probably not optimally stored. The top of the cork was wet and discoloured but happily this has not affected the wine which is sound.

    Lively, vibrant invigorating nose. Spicy, powerful on the palate – a big, energetic, exciting wine.

    Still plenty of acidity there to balance the residual sugar. May well improve from here.

  • Ardross Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 30, 2019 - Extraordinary green slightly gold - stone fruit delicious and long . So so young.

  • chatters wrote:

    January 31, 2019 - Annual Coravin blitz - day one (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Green apple, dusty spice, a little sulphur which lends an almost meaty quality, a little honey and a touch of herbs. Sharp green apple acidity, still very young for me. Travels long and softens as the finish progresses. Hmm.

  • bbell73271 Likes this wine:

    November 26, 2018 - From a 375. Racy, vibrant and light gold in color. Needs about an hour of air before blossoming - seems very youthful at age 13 and could become an excellent wine with time - just starting to develop and has the acid to carry it.

  • MRichman wrote:

    September 10, 2018 - Good, but advanced in age. Not a great cork.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/11/2008 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2007, Issue #12, Domaine Huet: Vouvray’s Greatest Estate

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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2011 (link) 18 points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This cuvée has 8 g/l residual sugar in this vintage, and a pale lemon-gold hue in the glass. On the nose a very pure style of fruit, yellow plum and star fruit, with a crunchy, splintered, slightly honeycomb edge and a much greater depth of minerals than shown by Le Haut Lieu at present. There is a chalky-stony element to it, and a pure slightly creamy edge to the character on the nose. Plenty of flesh on the midpalate, rich but with plenty of linear acidity. Defined, pure and primary, sappy and powerful, this has delicious potential and will be very long lived in the cellar. Delicious, less closed down than Le Haut Lieu, but nevertheless fairly tight right now and certainly still on the way up - although coming back to it hours later, it did show a much more supple and accessible character, with a fine, bitter grip. This is going to be delicious.

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2009 (link) 18+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This bottle shows a little differently to the one I recently drank at 21212; whereas that one seemed very open and intensely minerally, this bottle seems very tight, linear and pure (more what I would expect from the wine and the vintage at present). There is cleanly defined stone fruit on the nose, with a slightly steely element to it. Nevertheless there is an elegant depth to the palate, crisp but well polished with stony, white fruits. The finish is delineated, pure but very, very long. This is a fine vintage for Huet, although in all honesty I think there is success here every year at the moment. Give this 8-10 years (or indeed longer) and it will be great.

  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2009 (link) 18+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) A great opportunity to try one of these at a visit to the recently opened 21212 restaurant in Edinburgh, home to Paul Kitching. The nose starts off in a very inorganic way with a number of novel aromas not noted with previous tastings of this wine. There is a cordite, gun-powder element, a little sulphurous in character; I think at least part of this, however, is an intense minerality perhaps exacerbated by being served a touch too warm by the sommelier. Once chilled a little more the wine shows a much more typical profile. Defined, quite pure in fact, clean but full and fairly weighty, this fabulous wine has great potential. I have half a dozen in the cellar, bottles which I should try to leave well alone for now!

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  • By Lyle Fass
    11/28/2006 (link)

    (Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec) This was slightly closed but a fabulous wine. Great nose of slightly underipe caramel, spice, wet wool, almonds and astounding minerality. The palate is clean and precise with a suggestion of sweetness and a wonderful complex finish. Started to open up aromatically right at the end of the meal. The nose become very floral and the palate had more cut and definition but ultimately this wine did not have the snap of the brilliant '02.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Huet
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Sec
  • Vineyard Le Mont
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Vouvray

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  • In Cellars 330 (60%)
  • Consumed 218 (40%)

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Beaufort, fantastic on day 2 w rainbow trout, La Tur

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