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46 Ratings
Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu

Wine Details


Chenin Blanc





Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Medium bodied and round, the mouth feel is lower in acid and much less tightly wound than the 2011 Le Mont Sec. The flavors are up front and exotic -- apples, quince, lime, tangerine, substantial flowery perfume, creamy/waxy notes, and chalk. If not showing its usual depth, the Le Mont's flavors are complex and nimble. The finish is very good, not streamlined or exceptionally long, but showing substantial complexity, with dancing flavors of fruit, nut oils, and chalk.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. This is fuller bodied and darker in tone than the Haut-Lieu (recommended above), reflecting this site's deeper clay soils. It combines a richly fragrant depth of fruit with a tightly focused structure and grip, managing to feel both racy and broad at the same time.
  • Decanter
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Noel Pinguet has made a perfect example of dry Vouvray. Pale with a bouquet of spring flowers, a hint of honeyed ripeness on the palate dominated by a mineral purity and a bone-dry finish, this will be wonderful next year and will blossom over a further d
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04