Domaine Huet Le Mont Vouvray Demi-Sec 2018
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This elegant white shows pedigree, featuring wonderful harmony and great complexity, with persimmon and quince flavors, while cardamom, coriander and star anise notes glide along the edges. The acidity gives this power, providing balance, but also incredible energy that runs throughout. Very long and inviting. Best from 2020 through 2038. 1,000 cases made.
From green clay and pebbly silex soils, the 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec offers a clear, intense but elegant and sublime nose that intermixes ripe fruit and ginger aromas with spicy-flinty notes. Very well articulated and precise on the nose, it is lush and intense on the palate, with a good structure and complex finish. This is a highly promising Vouvray whose combination of 14% alcohol and unfermented sugar asks for a couple of years of cellar aging. The finish is salty, pure, tight and vibrantly fresh. A gorgeous, highly energetic wine.
View from the Cellar
There is no Demi-Sec from the Clos du Bourg vineyard this year, but the 2018 version from the Le Mont vineyard is absolutely brilliant and will make up mightily to Demi-Sec fans that there is not one from the Clos du Bourg this year to go with it. The Le Mont Demi-Sec shares the inherent elegance of the vintage that is so beautifully exemplified in the Le Haut-Lieu Demi, offering up a pure and refined bouquet of pineapple, sweet quince, a touch of orange peel, lanolin, limestone minerality and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, focused and nicely vibrant with a good harness of acidity, with an excellent core, great transparency and nascent complexity and a very long, vibrant and classy finish. This is a great, great example of Demi-Sec in the making. Like all the 2018s from Domaine Huët, one can either drink it over the next year or two in its youth, or wait for it to really start to blossom properly from 2028 outwards. Great, great juice. 2019-2100.
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