Huët Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 2016

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France
WS 95
JG 94
DE 93
12.0% ABV
Item # 330866

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95 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous crystallized ginger, dried quince, glazed pear and warm persimmon notes are seamlessly interwoven here, gliding through a lengthy finish that picks up a lilting green tea accent. Frankly off-dry but wonderfully pure. Drink now through 2035. 700 cases made. (Sep 2017)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2016 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux from Domaine Huët is excellent, as it shows off the same degree of elegance as the Sec and Demi-Sec versions, but with greater depth and vibrancy. The nose jumps from the glass in a complex and very floral blend of quince, pear, honeycomb, iris blossoms, lovely soil tones, a hint of orange peel, lavender and apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core, excellent soil signature, bright acids and outstanding balance on the long and classy finish. This is concentrated from passerillage, rather than botrytis, and wines of this style age in exemplary fashion. This is very, very easy to drink today, but it is still a puppy and deserves some extended time in the cellar to really blossom. 2022-2075. (May/Jun 2017)"

93 points Decanter: "Heady honeysuckle, honey and candied lemon aromas. T?his biodynamic wine is medium-bodied, rich, mouthfilling. It's sweet, but far from dessert wine. Quince and crème pâtissière on the finish. Very well balanced. Drink: 2018-2028. Alcohol 13%. (Nov 2018)"
95 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous crystallized ginger, dried quince, glazed pear and warm persimmon notes are seamlessly interwoven here, gliding through a lengthy finish that picks up a lilting green tea accent. Frankly off-dry but wonderfully pure. Drink now through 2035. 700 cases made. (Sep 2017)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2016 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux from Domaine Huët is excellent, as it shows off the same degree of elegance as the Sec and Demi-Sec versions, but with greater depth and vibrancy. The nose jumps from the glass in a complex and very floral blend of quince, pear, honeycomb, iris blossoms, lovely soil tones, a hint of orange peel, lavender and apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core, excellent soil signature, bright acids and outstanding balance on the long and classy finish. This is concentrated from passerillage, rather than botrytis, and wines of this style age in exemplary fashion. This is very, very easy to drink today, but it is still a puppy and deserves some extended time in the cellar to really blossom. 2022-2075. (May/Jun 2017)"

93 points Decanter: "Heady honeysuckle, honey and candied lemon aromas. T?his biodynamic wine is medium-bodied, rich, mouthfilling. It's sweet, but far from dessert wine. Quince and crème pâtissière on the finish. Very well balanced. Drink: 2018-2028. Alcohol 13%. (Nov 2018)"
Product SKU 330866
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Designation Moelleux
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.0%
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