Huët Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 1921

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France
JG 96
Item # 338515

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$2,195.00

750ml
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Ex domaine/cellar direct. Pristine condition.

96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "I had only tasted the 1921 Domaine Huët Le Haut Lieu Moelleux on one previous occasion, back in 2009, and at that time, the wine had been decanted for a fairly long time prior to serving and perhaps had faded just a bit. This particular bottle was served soon after it was opened and was simply singing. The color is not particularly dark for a Vouvray of this age, with a more orangey-amber tone than the last example I tasted, and the bouquet is still fresh and vibrant in its mélange of apricot, orange peel, baked raspberries, barley sugar, a beautiful base of complex soil tones, lavender, gentle savory elements and leather. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and oh, so complex, with marvelous depth at the core, gorgeous balance and grip, zesty acids and brilliant length and grip on the dancing and endless finish. As is the case with the 1924 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux noted above, this wine predates the formation of Domaine Huët in 1928 and was produced by the previous owner of Le Haut Lieu, but acquired by the Huët family as part of the purchase of the vineyard and cellars and is a marvelous testimony to the brilliance of this great terroir. This timeless wine still has miles and miles to go before it lays down to sleep. 2014-2050. (Sep/Oct 2014)"
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Ex domaine/cellar direct. Pristine condition.

96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "I had only tasted the 1921 Domaine Huët Le Haut Lieu Moelleux on one previous occasion, back in 2009, and at that time, the wine had been decanted for a fairly long time prior to serving and perhaps had faded just a bit. This particular bottle was served soon after it was opened and was simply singing. The color is not particularly dark for a Vouvray of this age, with a more orangey-amber tone than the last example I tasted, and the bouquet is still fresh and vibrant in its mélange of apricot, orange peel, baked raspberries, barley sugar, a beautiful base of complex soil tones, lavender, gentle savory elements and leather. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and oh, so complex, with marvelous depth at the core, gorgeous balance and grip, zesty acids and brilliant length and grip on the dancing and endless finish. As is the case with the 1924 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux noted above, this wine predates the formation of Domaine Huët in 1928 and was produced by the previous owner of Le Haut Lieu, but acquired by the Huët family as part of the purchase of the vineyard and cellars and is a marvelous testimony to the brilliance of this great terroir. This timeless wine still has miles and miles to go before it lays down to sleep. 2014-2050. (Sep/Oct 2014)"
Product SKU 338515
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 1921
Size 750ml
Color White
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