Huët Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec 2018

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Loire, France
JG 94
WS 93
13.5% ABV
Item # 341296

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750ml
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94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Because of the style of the growing season of 2018, which greatly favored producing Demi-Sec and sweeter wines in Vouvray, Domaine Huët has only produced one Sec bottling in this vintage, from the Clos du Bourg vineyard. The wine has turned out beautifully, offering up a pure and youthfully complex nose of grapefruit, quince, lanolin, chalky minerality, spring flowers and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with lovely mineral drive, zesty acids and excellent focus and grip on the long, youthful and very, very promising finish. Often the Clos du Bourg Sec will stay open for a couple of years before it starts to hibernate, and during that early window, it is really a good drink, before closing down for the next eight to ten years, and I suspect the 2018 will also follow this pattern, though it may close down a bit brisker than other recent vintages of Sec from this vineyard. So, plan to drink this over the next year to enjoy its open, youthful phase, and then let it sleep in a cool corner of the cellar for the next eight years or so. Once it begins to really emerge into its plateau of maturity, it is going to be stellar! 2019-2080. (Sep/Oct 2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Pure and expressive, with cardamom and verbena notes framing the core of yellow apple and quince fruit. Electric acidity fuels the flavors, but this remains a bit intense. The appeal comes through, but this is not fully open yet. Best from 2021 through 2031. 1,400 cases made. (11/15/19)"
94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Because of the style of the growing season of 2018, which greatly favored producing Demi-Sec and sweeter wines in Vouvray, Domaine Huët has only produced one Sec bottling in this vintage, from the Clos du Bourg vineyard. The wine has turned out beautifully, offering up a pure and youthfully complex nose of grapefruit, quince, lanolin, chalky minerality, spring flowers and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with lovely mineral drive, zesty acids and excellent focus and grip on the long, youthful and very, very promising finish. Often the Clos du Bourg Sec will stay open for a couple of years before it starts to hibernate, and during that early window, it is really a good drink, before closing down for the next eight to ten years, and I suspect the 2018 will also follow this pattern, though it may close down a bit brisker than other recent vintages of Sec from this vineyard. So, plan to drink this over the next year to enjoy its open, youthful phase, and then let it sleep in a cool corner of the cellar for the next eight years or so. Once it begins to really emerge into its plateau of maturity, it is going to be stellar! 2019-2080. (Sep/Oct 2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Pure and expressive, with cardamom and verbena notes framing the core of yellow apple and quince fruit. Electric acidity fuels the flavors, but this remains a bit intense. The appeal comes through, but this is not fully open yet. Best from 2021 through 2031. 1,400 cases made. (11/15/19)"
Product SKU 341296
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Designation Sec
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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