2015 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu 1er Trie
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $54.94 (reg. $69.94)
"2015 is an exceptional and historic vintage again at Huet (perhaps the best since 1997). I can only recommend to buy cases of all styles." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
When dealing with the small but celebrated region of Vouvray, the name of Huet looms so large that it overshadows nearly everything else. With nearly a century on the ‘Première Côte’ where the finest vineyards are planted, Huet’s Vouvray are among the most stunningly complex and long lasting white wines in the world. 2015 was a landmark vintage in Vouvray, producing Chenin Blanc of extraordinary depth and tension, and right at the top of Huet’s production, the premier trie from ‘Le Haut-Lieu’ is the absolute best of what Huet does. A 96-point blockbuster, this is one of the greatest Chenin Blancs in the world!
This bottling is often the most age-worthy style with sound bottles showing well after 50+ years. In great vintages, Huet goes further and chooses the best selection of grapes (including botrytis affected) for the premiere trie. Le Haut-Lieu was Huet’s very first vineyard back in 1928, and the 1er trie is a gloriously balanced sweet Vouvray intended for only the most important celebrations.
2015 was an “exceptional and historic” vintage for Huet according to Robert Parker, and the range of their wines was superlative in every sense. When dealing with world-class white wine that can be passed down to your grandchildren, the pricing on Huet is plain crazy, so take advantage of this opportunity today. Cheers!