White - Sweet/Dessert

2008 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux 1ère Trie Le Mont

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • englishman's claret wrote: 93 points

    December 31, 2019 - Drunk alongside the 08 Le Bourg, the Le Mont shows the same fundamental sur-maturite stone fruit character but with more complex citrus, smoke, and mineral accents and a more chiseled structure. As with the Le Bourg, I think this will be even better in 5 years.

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  • iamandyc wrote:

    July 24, 2019 - Went really well with citrus salad appetizer. These are too sweet for my taste on their own. Just enough acidity. Decent balance.

  • dbg wrote:

    June 11, 2019 - Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Light gold/yellow. Really nice nose of peach, honey, wool. Medium body, slightly viscous palate feel, great balance medium finish. Should drink well for many years/decades. Excellent.

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  • dcwino wrote: 93 points

    February 23, 2018 - A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Raveneau and Chave Vertical (Blacksalt, Washington DC): Subtle harmonious nose displaying dry peach, apricot, red currant, honey, copper, lanolin a hint of petrol, and candied ginger. Medium concentrated, good precision and detail, good acidity and mineral, and a medium to long dry apricot and red currant driven finish. Drinking nicely.

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  • CranBurgundy wrote: 92 points

    January 29, 2018 - Wonderful shy nose of honey, melon, and orchard fruit (peach, pear, apricot, and a hint of apple). Lighter bodied and less sweet than most of Huet's First Selections. Peach, pear, faint apricot, and citrus on the palate with a little less of the botrytis gingery spice than usual. There's some peach pit / bitter almond on the finish. Definitely NOT what the big vintages show, and is starting to integrate the residual sugar and acidity already. This seems to be well ahead of it's cousins from '05 and '09, maybe even '02, in it's evolution. Very good showing for a "lesser" vintage. I don't know if this has the stuffing to age for decades, but will certainly drink well for the immediate future and then some.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont 1er Trie Moelleux) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/15/2009 (link)

    (Huet, Le Mont Première Trie Moelleux Vouvray White) Subscribe to see review text.

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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

    (Vouvray “Le Mont” Moelleux Premier Trie- Domaine Huet) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    8/9/2010 (link)

    (LE MONT Moelleux 1ere Trie HUET) Vouvray/Huet Dear Friends, I’ve just left the Loire and, despite a cavalcade of success, Huet has once again claimed their stake as the finest producer of white wine in the region. Yes, there are many top-level wines from 2008 and 2009, from different varietals and of varying sugar levels, but Huet is simply on another level – they are not messing around. This set of 2008 sweet wines will pummel your palate with divine elegance and both wines will leave your palate begging for further exploration...a good thing considering your bottles will probably last until 2050-2080...with ease. Both wines are VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED? Is there a term I can use that is more than VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED? How about VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED+ (if Parker can add an “*”, why not?) For those of you keeping track, this set of sweet wines from Huet ranks up there as one of the highest scoring on the SC/CP scale: , among the highest yet tabulated: 2008 Huet “Le Mont” Moelleux 1ere Trie - 2008 Huet “Clos de Bourg” Moelleux 1ere Trie - Please give us your maximum number up to 24/each wine and we will allocate accordingly To order: niki@garagistewine.com This parcel is set to arrive in Sept (please check OARS for local pick up after Labor Day). It will ship during the Fall shipping season. Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure. For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact: support@garagistewine.com NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Loire7183 Loire7184 Click here to view the status of your orders in O.A.R.S.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie) A third time to taste this wine. A very expressive wine here, finely mineral, quite intense. Beautifully pure on the palate, very nicely poised, with a fine acid core. Very broad, but also linear, defined, elegant in terms of structure and flavour. A brilliant, quite tense composition. This is a superb effort that should age for decades.

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

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie) Residual sugar here is 65 g/l. Not so open or expressive on the nose as some of the other wines. This is reserved, tight, with some honeyed fruits. Fleshy and very fine on entry though, broad. flowing out nicely on the palate. It seems to display much more aromatic character on the palate than the nose brings forth. It is, despite that initial reticence, remarkably attractive. Broad and appealing, very rich, stylish, sweetly polished but rich and more savoury rather than simply sweet. Very long.

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2009 (link) (17.5-18+) points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie) This cuvée carries 65 g/l of residual sugar. It has a fairly reticent nose today, gently mineral, but with the suggestion of precision. It has a greater texture and vinosity than the straight moelleux, with powerful midpalate minerality and a broad, textured finished spiced with brighter mineral notes. Rich but also elegant, with great potential.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Domaine Huet
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Moelleux 1ère Trie
  • Vineyard Le Mont
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Vouvray

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  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 501 (87%)
  • Consumed 65 (11%)

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