Huët Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec 2018

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Loire, France
JG 93
WA 93
AG 93
WS 93
13.5% ABV
Item # 341297

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750ml
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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Vouvray 'Le Haut-Lieu' Demi-Sec from Domaine Huët is truly stunning and will be one of the great vintages of Demi-Sec from this superb vineyard. The bouquet is pure and nascently complex, wafting from the glass in a superb blend of quince, fresh pineapple, chalky soil tones, dried flowers, a hint of honeycomb and a topnote of bee pollen. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, ripe and focused, with a superb core of fruit, zesty acids and outstanding length and grip on the beautifully balanced finish. This is really good juice, though riper than the 1989 version that got me to first fall in love with Vouvray Demi-Sec. This will drink well for a year or two and then close down for eight to ten before blossoming fully and ushering in the next century! 2019-2100. (Sep/Oct 2019)"

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec is clear, bright and fresh on the chalky/spicy nose. Round and lush on the palate, the 2018 is a dense, refined and charmingly sweet Haut-Lieu with accessible fruit and a stimulatingly salty finish that reveals very fine tannins and lovely sur-lie texture. This is a delicious Chenin from Vouvray but still young. Tasted in May 2019. Drink: 2020-2045. (May 2019)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$40 list] The 2018 Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu offers up a beguiling mix of candied lemon peel, passion fruit, jasmine, ginger and marzipan. Medium in body and intensely perfumed, the Demi-Sec is so harmonious. Bright saline underpinnings add a lovely counterpoint to the wine's natural richness. Drink: 2020-2028. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$40 list] Round and expressive, with great balance between the sweetness of orchard fruit and bracing acidity reminiscent of clementine. Jasmine and sweet spice notes emerge midpalate, while ground ginger details mark the velvety finish. Drink now through 2034. 2,100 cases made. (11/15/19)"
93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Vouvray 'Le Haut-Lieu' Demi-Sec from Domaine Huët is truly stunning and will be one of the great vintages of Demi-Sec from this superb vineyard. The bouquet is pure and nascently complex, wafting from the glass in a superb blend of quince, fresh pineapple, chalky soil tones, dried flowers, a hint of honeycomb and a topnote of bee pollen. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, ripe and focused, with a superb core of fruit, zesty acids and outstanding length and grip on the beautifully balanced finish. This is really good juice, though riper than the 1989 version that got me to first fall in love with Vouvray Demi-Sec. This will drink well for a year or two and then close down for eight to ten before blossoming fully and ushering in the next century! 2019-2100. (Sep/Oct 2019)"

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec is clear, bright and fresh on the chalky/spicy nose. Round and lush on the palate, the 2018 is a dense, refined and charmingly sweet Haut-Lieu with accessible fruit and a stimulatingly salty finish that reveals very fine tannins and lovely sur-lie texture. This is a delicious Chenin from Vouvray but still young. Tasted in May 2019. Drink: 2020-2045. (May 2019)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$40 list] The 2018 Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu offers up a beguiling mix of candied lemon peel, passion fruit, jasmine, ginger and marzipan. Medium in body and intensely perfumed, the Demi-Sec is so harmonious. Bright saline underpinnings add a lovely counterpoint to the wine's natural richness. Drink: 2020-2028. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$40 list] Round and expressive, with great balance between the sweetness of orchard fruit and bracing acidity reminiscent of clementine. Jasmine and sweet spice notes emerge midpalate, while ground ginger details mark the velvety finish. Drink now through 2034. 2,100 cases made. (11/15/19)"
Product SKU 341297
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Designation Demi-sec
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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