2020 Domaine Huet Vouvray Haut Lieu Moelleux
Chenin Blanc - 750ML
2020 Domaine Huet Vouvray Haut Lieu Moelleux
  • JG 96
  • VN 96
  • WA 94
  • WS 94

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JG 96
View From The Cellar, April 2021
Domaine Huët’s 2020 Moelleux bottling from the Le Haut Lieu vineyard is an absolutely stunning wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and very, very precise (recalling the 1989 version when it was young!), soaring...   Domaine Huët’s 2020 Moelleux bottling from the Le Haut Lieu vineyard is an absolutely stunning wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and very, very precise (recalling the 1989 version when it was young!), soaring from the glass in a complex blend of sweet quince, fresh pineapple, a bit of tangerine, a gorgeous base of chalky soil tones, honeycomb, bee pollen, citrus peel and a topnote of white lilies. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and complex, with a stunning core of fruit, great mineral drive, a superb girdle of acidity and a very long, refined and utterly complete finish. I love the backend lift here! This is a great Moelleux in the making. As is customary with this bottling, it will most likely offer up a couple of years of stunning drinking in its youth and then close down for a period of hibernation, after which it will drink well for a couple generations beyond my life expectancy!  
VN 96
Vinous, March 2021
It might be delicate but the 2020 Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is also rather succulent, coating the mouth with its sweet embrace. A combination of white flowers and nectarine creates an appealing perfume. There's a sense of...   It might be delicate but the 2020 Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is also rather succulent, coating the mouth with its sweet embrace. A combination of white flowers and nectarine creates an appealing perfume. There's a sense of energy that runs through the wine, providing a sense of direction and purpose. The core of sweetness (50–60g/L) doesn't tip over into lushness but is held together by its acidity and structure. -- Rebecca Gibb MW  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021
The 2020 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is clear, pure, fresh and concentrated on the lemon and pineapple-scented nose. You wouldn’t guess this is sweet from the nose, as the bouquet is precise and fresh. Round and mellow...   The 2020 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux is clear, pure, fresh and concentrated on the lemon and pineapple-scented nose. You wouldn’t guess this is sweet from the nose, as the bouquet is precise and fresh. Round and mellow but also refined and elegant on the palate, with a stimulating mineral freshness and lingering salinity and piquancy, this is a gorgeous, very delicate and perfectly balanced Vouvray to drink even young, but as experience tells me, this Chenin Blanc from the now 15-hectare Ur vineyard of Domaine Huet can also be aged for decades, even if the wine is not really dramatic in all its pristine beauty. Tasted as final sample in May 2021. - SR  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, September 2021
This round white showcases a creamy, alluring texture, with lovely layers of quince, glazed pear, elderflower and honeysuckle notes detailed with heather, ginger and marzipan accents. Offers great length and harmony...   This round white showcases a creamy, alluring texture, with lovely layers of quince, glazed pear, elderflower and honeysuckle notes detailed with heather, ginger and marzipan accents. Offers great length and harmony. Drink now through 2036. — G.S.  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Touraine
Appellation Vouvray
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%