White - Off-dry

1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • MikeATL Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 5, 2018 - 1989 Vouvray Madness (Good Luck Gourmet, Doraville, GA): Honeyed rainwater, lovely, nice balance of off-dry sweetness and acid. It fades in the glass, though, so perhaps not the best bottle. Quite dark in color as well.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    September 18, 2015 - An enlightening vertical of Clos de la Coulée de Serrant (Racines, NYC): Almost everyone's first comment when tasting this wine was "Wooly". Indeed, this was very much affected with wooly, furry, slightly fungal flavors. Brad (who brought the wine) mentioned there was quite a bit of mold on the cork and perhaps this permeated into the wine within. Not what it should be. Not rated.

  • BradKNYC wrote:

    September 18, 2015 - Coulée de Serrant-a-thon: 1967 - 1990. (Racines, NYC): Not an intact bottle, unfortunately. Not tca, but there was a thick white fungus under the capsule and the wine was dominated by an extremely wooly and mushroomy character throughout the nose and palate. Still youthful and showing terrific structure, but despite plenty of airtime, the fruit never got going.  A shame, as it's a beautiful wine when on. NR

  • french16 wrote: flawed

    February 1, 2015 - Corked.

  • BradKNYC wrote:

    September 6, 2009 - Labor Day weekend chez Brad. (My place.): Now this is more like it and after the Chapoutier, like a nice yogurt shake to extinguish an especially fiery curry. Starts off with a somewhat typical older Chenin funkiness of mushrooms with wet wool. This really should've been decanted hours beforehand. With some air the funkiness blew off and the wine took on orange citrus and stone fruit aromas with earthy mineral. Usually the mineral note manifests itself more chalky, or white gravelly, but this had a darker note to it. Like flavors at first and initially the wine had somewhat of an oily texture and was maybe a little loose upfront. As usual, with extended airing there was a dramatic transformation. The wine seemed to get younger before our eyes as the fruit turned a more youthful yellow and the mineral also became purer. The wine filled in and grew in length and shows brilliant structure and length. Just glorious stuff. One of my favorite Demi-Secs. Solid A.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, The Annual Loire Valley Report- Plenty of Fine Wines Abound Amongst Current Releases from the 2008, 2007 and 2006 Vintages

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2005 (link) 16.5 points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Demi-Sec) Moderate depth of colour, a straw-gold hue. Very appealing on the nose, with aromas of coffee, honeycomb, wet wool and toffee. Moderate, elegant weight on the palate, with plenty of interest. Quite a bit of grippy structure alongside the rich, rounded flavours, but leading into a grippy, almost dry finish, although it gives a more full, rounded impression at slightly warmer temperatures. Great length. The one thing it lacks is concentration through the midpalate. This would go very well with many foods. This is ready now, but should drink well for years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Domaine Huet
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Demi-Sec
  • Vineyard Le Haut-Lieu
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Vouvray

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  • In Cellars 26 (79%)
  • Consumed 7 (21%)

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