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Huët Vouvray Le Mont Sec 2020

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Loire, France
V 96-97
WA 95
JG 94
WS 93
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 339684

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Feb 2022) 12+ Available
96-97 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "The pure and intriguing nose of the 2020 Le Mont Sec is fine and focused, offering a flinty, smoky note as well as white flowers, pineapple and just-ripe pear. A taut and precise style that delivers plenty of concentration yet conveys a sense of delicacy in the mouth. It has a fine, structured, lengthy finish, an element of tension holding the palate with confident grip. 2021-2031 (Mar 2021)"

95 points Stephen Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate): "The only dry wine from the vintage is the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Sec, whose tank sample shows a classy, pure, precise and chalky/lemony bouquet with bright and perfectly healthy fruit and some herbal as well as yeasty aromas. On the palate, this is a dense, fabulously juicy, fruity and elegant Chenin whose immediate attraction and pure finesse initially reminds me of Riesling, whereas the texture is too rich and the salty and finely tannic finish too intense and powerful for Riesling. With more aeration, the Le Mont gets more and more intense and complex but also, tannic-wise, more wild. The 2020 has great tension, energy and grip and is highly promising. Tasted a few days before bottling in April 2021. 2025-2155. (May 2021)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "In the 2020 vintage, the only Sec bottling produced by Domaine Huët is the Le Mont Sec and it is an absolute beauty. The bouquet is young, tight and relatively inexpressive when first opened, but with some aeration, it blossoms to offer scents of lemon, quince, a touch of pink grapefruit, beeswax, chalky soil tones, citrus peel and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and seamless in balance, with a rock solid core of fruit, beautiful mineral drive and grip, zesty acids and a very long, pure and promising finish. I love the balance of this wine, which augurs very well for its evolution with bottle age. As I am tasting it very early on in its post-bottling evolution (the wine will not be in the market for at least a couple of months), it is possible that it will behave in typical fashion and be a bit more open when it first ships in from France, so that it offers up a year or two when it is wide open and drinks beautifully in its first blush of youth. After this, the domaine’s Sec bottlings usually shut down for a half dozen years or so and the return in full bloom. 2021-2070. (May/Jun 2021)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Invigorating acidity binds together the pure, beautiful ginger, verbena, lime and juicy white peach notes in this refreshing, complex white, with mineral notes echoing on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2031. 800 cases made. (9/1/21)"
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96-97 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "The pure and intriguing nose of the 2020 Le Mont Sec is fine and focused, offering a flinty, smoky note as well as white flowers, pineapple and just-ripe pear. A taut and precise style that delivers plenty of concentration yet conveys a sense of delicacy in the mouth. It has a fine, structured, lengthy finish, an element of tension holding the palate with confident grip. 2021-2031 (Mar 2021)"

95 points Stephen Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate): "The only dry wine from the vintage is the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Sec, whose tank sample shows a classy, pure, precise and chalky/lemony bouquet with bright and perfectly healthy fruit and some herbal as well as yeasty aromas. On the palate, this is a dense, fabulously juicy, fruity and elegant Chenin whose immediate attraction and pure finesse initially reminds me of Riesling, whereas the texture is too rich and the salty and finely tannic finish too intense and powerful for Riesling. With more aeration, the Le Mont gets more and more intense and complex but also, tannic-wise, more wild. The 2020 has great tension, energy and grip and is highly promising. Tasted a few days before bottling in April 2021. 2025-2155. (May 2021)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "In the 2020 vintage, the only Sec bottling produced by Domaine Huët is the Le Mont Sec and it is an absolute beauty. The bouquet is young, tight and relatively inexpressive when first opened, but with some aeration, it blossoms to offer scents of lemon, quince, a touch of pink grapefruit, beeswax, chalky soil tones, citrus peel and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and seamless in balance, with a rock solid core of fruit, beautiful mineral drive and grip, zesty acids and a very long, pure and promising finish. I love the balance of this wine, which augurs very well for its evolution with bottle age. As I am tasting it very early on in its post-bottling evolution (the wine will not be in the market for at least a couple of months), it is possible that it will behave in typical fashion and be a bit more open when it first ships in from France, so that it offers up a year or two when it is wide open and drinks beautifully in its first blush of youth. After this, the domaine’s Sec bottlings usually shut down for a half dozen years or so and the return in full bloom. 2021-2070. (May/Jun 2021)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Invigorating acidity binds together the pure, beautiful ginger, verbena, lime and juicy white peach notes in this refreshing, complex white, with mineral notes echoing on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2031. 800 cases made. (9/1/21)"
Product SKU 339684
Producer Huët
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Vouvray
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color White
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