Huët Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec 2019

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Loire, France
WA 97
JG 95
WS 94
13.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337146

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750ml
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97 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec offers a deep, rich yet pure and refined, intensely aromatic, darker-toned nose with aromas of fully ripe stone and tropical fruit intertwined with earthy, chalky and yeasty notes that make up for further finesse and complexity. Full-bodied, round and fruity on the palate, this is a deep, intense, juicy, silky-textured yet tight, chalky, very complex, sustainably structured and persistently salty-mineral Chenin from old vines that give extra concentration as well as a spectacularly expressive character. This is a great, age-worthy Vouvray with fine tannins and lingering salty tension and finesse. What a finish! The 2019 needs a while to gain finesse and even more complexity. The wine served from the bottle that I tasted nine days before was incredibly amazing! The 2019 is a duty for all Chenin aficionados! 13.5% alcohol. Tasted in July 2020. Drink: 2026-2060. (Jul 2020)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2019 Clos du Bourg Sec comes in at the same octane as the Le Mont and is every bit as pure, precise and chiseled in stone as that wine. The bouquet offers up an utterly refined constellation of quince, pear, limestone minerality, a nice youthful touch of chalk dust, floral tones that are mostly lilies and a shading of lavender, bee pollen, lanolin and a touch of lemongrass in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, beautifully balanced and rock solid at the core, with superb mineral undertow, electric acidity, laser-like focus and a very, very long, nascently complex and rapier-like finish. This seems structurally more like the Le Haut Lieu Sec this year and is likely to provide a couple of years’ worth window of drinkability before it closes down for hibernation. It is stellar juice in the making. 2020-2120. (May/Jun 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dry, almost chalky, but giving, with beautiful acidity pumping energy into the flavors of Bosc pear, shaved ginger, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle. Silky in texture, with a subtle bite that firms this up. While this could be enjoyed now, it is still rather tightly wound and should unfurl nicely with age. Best from 2022 through 2034. (9/30/20)"
97 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec offers a deep, rich yet pure and refined, intensely aromatic, darker-toned nose with aromas of fully ripe stone and tropical fruit intertwined with earthy, chalky and yeasty notes that make up for further finesse and complexity. Full-bodied, round and fruity on the palate, this is a deep, intense, juicy, silky-textured yet tight, chalky, very complex, sustainably structured and persistently salty-mineral Chenin from old vines that give extra concentration as well as a spectacularly expressive character. This is a great, age-worthy Vouvray with fine tannins and lingering salty tension and finesse. What a finish! The 2019 needs a while to gain finesse and even more complexity. The wine served from the bottle that I tasted nine days before was incredibly amazing! The 2019 is a duty for all Chenin aficionados! 13.5% alcohol. Tasted in July 2020. Drink: 2026-2060. (Jul 2020)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2019 Clos du Bourg Sec comes in at the same octane as the Le Mont and is every bit as pure, precise and chiseled in stone as that wine. The bouquet offers up an utterly refined constellation of quince, pear, limestone minerality, a nice youthful touch of chalk dust, floral tones that are mostly lilies and a shading of lavender, bee pollen, lanolin and a touch of lemongrass in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, beautifully balanced and rock solid at the core, with superb mineral undertow, electric acidity, laser-like focus and a very, very long, nascently complex and rapier-like finish. This seems structurally more like the Le Haut Lieu Sec this year and is likely to provide a couple of years’ worth window of drinkability before it closes down for hibernation. It is stellar juice in the making. 2020-2120. (May/Jun 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dry, almost chalky, but giving, with beautiful acidity pumping energy into the flavors of Bosc pear, shaved ginger, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle. Silky in texture, with a subtle bite that firms this up. While this could be enjoyed now, it is still rather tightly wound and should unfurl nicely with age. Best from 2022 through 2034. (9/30/20)"
Product SKU 337146
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Designation Sec
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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