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Huët Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 2018

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France
AG 94
JG 93
WA 93
WS 93
13.0% ABV
Item # 341298

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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$45 list] The 2018 Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu is a gorgeous, exotic wine. Jasmine, lemon oil and ginger lead into a core of green orchard fruit as the 2018 shows off its considerable charms. A wine of absolutely exquisite beauty, the 2018 is precise and sculpted, with its sweetness very nicely integrated. Drink: 2020-2030. (Oct 2020)"

93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Moelleux from the Le Haut-Lieu vineyard from Domaine Huët is a lovely wine in the making, showing impressive depth and early complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet offers up a lovely blend of apple, sweet quince, just a hint of pineapple, honeycomb, chalky soil tones, lanolin and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with lovely delineation and length, sound acids and very good grip on the refined and elegant finish. This is obviously still a baby and needs decades to reach full maturity, but I have the sense that this is going to drink very well through much of its climb to peak maturity. It is a very elegant rendition of Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux, though the ripeness of the 2018 vintage is also evident. 2029-2100. (Sep/Oct 2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$45 list] Round and harmonious, with a suave texture and notes of ripe Bosc pear, white peach and elderflower. Shows hints of brioche and glaze, while the acidity cuts through, giving this balance and vibrancy. Drink now through 2033. (11/15/19)"
94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$45 list] The 2018 Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu is a gorgeous, exotic wine. Jasmine, lemon oil and ginger lead into a core of green orchard fruit as the 2018 shows off its considerable charms. A wine of absolutely exquisite beauty, the 2018 is precise and sculpted, with its sweetness very nicely integrated. Drink: 2020-2030. (Oct 2020)"

93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Moelleux from the Le Haut-Lieu vineyard from Domaine Huët is a lovely wine in the making, showing impressive depth and early complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet offers up a lovely blend of apple, sweet quince, just a hint of pineapple, honeycomb, chalky soil tones, lanolin and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with lovely delineation and length, sound acids and very good grip on the refined and elegant finish. This is obviously still a baby and needs decades to reach full maturity, but I have the sense that this is going to drink very well through much of its climb to peak maturity. It is a very elegant rendition of Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux, though the ripeness of the 2018 vintage is also evident. 2029-2100. (Sep/Oct 2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$45 list] Round and harmonious, with a suave texture and notes of ripe Bosc pear, white peach and elderflower. Shows hints of brioche and glaze, while the acidity cuts through, giving this balance and vibrancy. Drink now through 2033. (11/15/19)"
Product SKU 341298
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Designation Moelleux
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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