2022 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec le Haut Lieu

Chenin Blanc - 750ML
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REVIEWS

VN 92 WS 92
VN 92

Vinous, October 2023

The 2022 Le Haut-Lieu Sec is a lithe, reductive style with floral character and talcum powder. Full of phenolic, lip-smacking texture woven through its core, lending a sense of satisfying grunt to this dry yet balanced...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2023

Polished and elegant, with a mix of Granny Smith apple, kumquat and verbena notes underscored by flinty minerality and salted butter. Shows snappy acidity that offsets the concentration, while smoke wafts through the...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Touraine
Appellation Vouvray
Vintage 2022
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2022 Domaine Huet Vouvray Haut Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc is a distinguished white wine hailing from the renowned Vouvray appellation in the Loire Valley, France. Produced by Domaine Huet, this wine showcases the exceptional qualities of Chenin Blanc with a blend of elegance and complexity.

Wine Spectator awarded this vintage a score of 92, praising its "polished and elegant" profile. The review highlights a "mix of Granny Smith apple, kumquat and verbena notes underscored by flinty minerality and salted butter." The wine is noted for its "snappy acidity that offsets the concentration," and a "lengthy finish" where smoke nuances are evident. Wine Spectator suggests enjoying this wine now through 2032, indicating its potential for aging.

Vinous, another respected publication, also rated the 2022 Domaine Huet Vouvray Haut Lieu Sec with a score of 92. Reviewer Rebecca Gibb MW describes the wine as a "lithe, reductive style with floral character and talcum powder." She emphasizes its "phenolic, lip-smacking texture" and notes the sense of "satisfying grunt" that this dry yet balanced wine offers. Gibb praises the wine's clarity, precision, and harmony but mentions that it is "a little more fleeting on the finish than ideal."

With an alcohol content of 13.5%, this Chenin Blanc is bottled with a cork closure, maintaining the traditional approach. The wine’s structure and composition suggest it is well-suited for both immediate enjoyment and extended cellaring.

Overall, the 2022 Domaine Huet Vouvray Haut Lieu Sec is lauded for its sophisticated blend of flavors and textures. Both Wine Spectator and Vinous highlight its balance, clarity, and potential for aging, making it a notable choice for enthusiasts of fine white wines.