Huët Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moëlleux 2020

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France
JG 96
V 96
WA 94
WS 94
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Item # 340161

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Feb 2022) 10 Available
96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Domaine Huët’s 2020 Moelleux bottling from the Le Haut Lieu vineyard is an absolutely stunning wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and very, very precise (recalling the 1989 version when it was young!), soaring from the glass in a complex blend of sweet quince, fresh pineapple, a bit of tangerine, a gorgeous base of chalky soil tones, honeycomb, bee pollen, citrus peel and a topnote of white lilies. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and complex, with a stunning core of fruit, great mineral drive, a superb girdle of acidity and a very long, refined and utterly complete finish. I love the backend lift here! This is a great Moelleux in the making. As is customary with this bottling, it will most likely offer up a couple of years of stunning drinking in its youth and then close down for a period of hibernation, after which it will drink well for a couple generations beyond my life expectancy! 2021-2100. (May/Jun 2021)"

96 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "It might be delicate but the 2020 Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is also rather succulent, coating the mouth with its sweet embrace. A combination of white flowers and nectarine creates an appealing perfume. There's a sense of energy that runs through the wine, providing a sense of direction and purpose. The core of sweetness (50–60g/L) doesn't tip over into lushness but is held together by its acidity and structure. Drink: 2021-2035. (Mar 2021)"

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2020 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is clear, pure, fresh and concentrated on the lemon and pineapple-scented nose. You wouldn’t guess this is sweet from the nose, as the bouquet is precise and fresh. Round and mellow but also refined and elegant on the palate, with a stimulating mineral freshness and lingering salinity and piquancy, this is a gorgeous, very delicate and perfectly balanced Vouvray to drink even young, but as experience tells me, this Chenin Blanc from the now 15-hectare Ur vineyard of Domaine Huet can also be aged for decades, even if the wine is not really dramatic in all its pristine beauty. Tasted as final sample in May 2021. Drink: 2021-2050. (May 2021)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$47 list] This round white showcases a creamy, alluring texture, with lovely layers of quince, glazed pear, elderflower and honeysuckle notes detailed with heather, ginger and marzipan accents. Offers great length and harmony. Drink now through 2036. (9/1/21)"
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96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Domaine Huët’s 2020 Moelleux bottling from the Le Haut Lieu vineyard is an absolutely stunning wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and very, very precise (recalling the 1989 version when it was young!), soaring from the glass in a complex blend of sweet quince, fresh pineapple, a bit of tangerine, a gorgeous base of chalky soil tones, honeycomb, bee pollen, citrus peel and a topnote of white lilies. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and complex, with a stunning core of fruit, great mineral drive, a superb girdle of acidity and a very long, refined and utterly complete finish. I love the backend lift here! This is a great Moelleux in the making. As is customary with this bottling, it will most likely offer up a couple of years of stunning drinking in its youth and then close down for a period of hibernation, after which it will drink well for a couple generations beyond my life expectancy! 2021-2100. (May/Jun 2021)"

96 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "It might be delicate but the 2020 Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is also rather succulent, coating the mouth with its sweet embrace. A combination of white flowers and nectarine creates an appealing perfume. There's a sense of energy that runs through the wine, providing a sense of direction and purpose. The core of sweetness (50–60g/L) doesn't tip over into lushness but is held together by its acidity and structure. Drink: 2021-2035. (Mar 2021)"

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2020 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is clear, pure, fresh and concentrated on the lemon and pineapple-scented nose. You wouldn’t guess this is sweet from the nose, as the bouquet is precise and fresh. Round and mellow but also refined and elegant on the palate, with a stimulating mineral freshness and lingering salinity and piquancy, this is a gorgeous, very delicate and perfectly balanced Vouvray to drink even young, but as experience tells me, this Chenin Blanc from the now 15-hectare Ur vineyard of Domaine Huet can also be aged for decades, even if the wine is not really dramatic in all its pristine beauty. Tasted as final sample in May 2021. Drink: 2021-2050. (May 2021)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$47 list] This round white showcases a creamy, alluring texture, with lovely layers of quince, glazed pear, elderflower and honeysuckle notes detailed with heather, ginger and marzipan accents. Offers great length and harmony. Drink now through 2036. (9/1/21)"
Product SKU 340161
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Designation Moelleux
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color White
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