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Huët Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec 2020

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Loire, France
WA 95-96
JG 95
WS 95
V 94
13.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 339686

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Feb 2022) 12+ Available
95-96 points Stephen Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate): "Pure, fresh and limey on the deep yet bright and precisely flinty-chalky nose, the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec is a Chenin full of crunchy energy and charm, thanks to its concentrated but round and lush fruit. This full-bodied wine is intense, tight and long but also finessed and vibrantly fresh on the finish, which reveals this crunchy flint stone structure and tension that guarantees an ability to age for decades, though the wine is already dangerously stimulating today. Tasted as a tank sample a few days before bottling in April 2021. 2027-2160. (May 2021)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2020 Le Mont Demi-Sec shares the same stunningly perfect balance as the Sec version from this outstanding vineyard. The bouquet is also youthful, but offers up a beautifully precise aromatic constellation of pear, sweet quince, bee pollen, a lovely base of chalky soil, hints of the honeycomb to come with bottle age, lanolin and a topnote of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core and soil undertow, snappy acids and great length and backend lift on the very long, superbly balanced finish. A gorgeous wine in the making, again with the purity of only the finest vintages at Domaine Huët. 2021-2085. (May/Jun 2021)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "This refined white shows lovely purity, with persimmon, coriander, yellow apple and creamed peach notes, backed by vivid acidity. Elements of flint, marzipan and honeysuckle unwind on the long, alluring finish. A striking Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2036. 400 cases made. (9/1/21)"

94 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "Having tasted this as an unfinished sample and now in bottle, I can state that the 2020 Le Mont Demi-Sec remains pure, refined and easy to appreciate. The 14% alcohol seems a tad warmer than before bottling, which just takes the edge off. Sweet apple fruit and almond croissant speak of some old oak and lees. There is excellent weight, concentration and impeccable balance between the residual sugar and the acid making for a clean, pure, mouthwatering finish. If it weren’t for that slight heat of alcohol, it'd go higher, but that's what a dry, hot season does to you. Drink: 2021-2035. (Mar 2021)"
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95-96 points Stephen Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate): "Pure, fresh and limey on the deep yet bright and precisely flinty-chalky nose, the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec is a Chenin full of crunchy energy and charm, thanks to its concentrated but round and lush fruit. This full-bodied wine is intense, tight and long but also finessed and vibrantly fresh on the finish, which reveals this crunchy flint stone structure and tension that guarantees an ability to age for decades, though the wine is already dangerously stimulating today. Tasted as a tank sample a few days before bottling in April 2021. 2027-2160. (May 2021)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2020 Le Mont Demi-Sec shares the same stunningly perfect balance as the Sec version from this outstanding vineyard. The bouquet is also youthful, but offers up a beautifully precise aromatic constellation of pear, sweet quince, bee pollen, a lovely base of chalky soil, hints of the honeycomb to come with bottle age, lanolin and a topnote of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core and soil undertow, snappy acids and great length and backend lift on the very long, superbly balanced finish. A gorgeous wine in the making, again with the purity of only the finest vintages at Domaine Huët. 2021-2085. (May/Jun 2021)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "This refined white shows lovely purity, with persimmon, coriander, yellow apple and creamed peach notes, backed by vivid acidity. Elements of flint, marzipan and honeysuckle unwind on the long, alluring finish. A striking Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2036. 400 cases made. (9/1/21)"

94 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "Having tasted this as an unfinished sample and now in bottle, I can state that the 2020 Le Mont Demi-Sec remains pure, refined and easy to appreciate. The 14% alcohol seems a tad warmer than before bottling, which just takes the edge off. Sweet apple fruit and almond croissant speak of some old oak and lees. There is excellent weight, concentration and impeccable balance between the residual sugar and the acid making for a clean, pure, mouthwatering finish. If it weren’t for that slight heat of alcohol, it'd go higher, but that's what a dry, hot season does to you. Drink: 2021-2035. (Mar 2021)"
Product SKU 339686
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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