1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premiere Trie Fin de Pressee
Chenin Blanc - 750ML
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$249.94

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Reg: $299.94

$249.94

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2015
Such was the quality of the 1989 vintage, that Noël Pinguet decided to create a number of special cuvees of Huet's Moelleux Le Clos du Bourg. Huet's 1989 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie Fin de pressée – this... Such was the quality of the 1989 vintage, that Noël Pinguet decided to create a number of special cuvees of Huet's Moelleux Le Clos du Bourg. Huet's 1989 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie Fin de pressée – this special designation is used to identify this cuvee as one where the juice has been left overnight to macerate on the skins – has a deep but clear and luminous amber color, similar to the corresponding Clos du Bourg 1ère Trie Essai. Its bouquet is deep, intense, absolutely precise and fresh in its spicy expression of white pepper, nutmeg, laurel, blood oranges, tangerines and noble ripe Chenin raisins that were, according to Noël Pinguet, not attacked by botrytis cinerea, although he picked very late in 1989. On the palate this Le Mont is just perfect: very intense and concentrated, honey-sweet and smooth in its gorgeously ripe fruitiness, but also piquant, mineral, and full of finesse and tension. It is very compactly structured but with a lot of perfect fruit flesh. It is velvety textured, with even more power and fruit concentration than the Début de pressée version, which is more silky and tender but shares the same pronounced acidity. The finish of the Fin de pressée is endlessly long and aromatic, and the wine will surely survive most of us. This is the kind of wine that's – like the 1947 Le Haut-Lieu – kindly asking for a 100+ scala. Pinguet himself designates the 1989 as the best vintage he's ever made and puts it straight next to the legendary 1947. - Stephan Reinhardt
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Touraine
Vintage 1989