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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

2009 Huets

 New tasting room@Domaine Huet

 After our quick visit to the Moulin at Bléré we headed to Vouvray to taste some of the 2009 Huets. We kicked off with the 2009 Le Haut-Lieu sec (12.50€), which is decidedly austere, clean and precise at the moment with lightly floral aromas. (12.96% alc, 10.2 gms residual and 5.71 acidity). Although the 2009 Clos du Bourg sec has already sold out we were able taste it. It has more weight and concentration than Le Haut-Lieu, more complexity, a touch of honey and good length. It is less austere but also less precise. (13.72%, 8gm rs, 5.12 ac).

The demi-secs are being held back for the moment, so it was straight onto the moelleux starting with the 2009 Le Haut-Lieu moelleux (15.50€)with 53 grams of residual sugar showing some quite rich, honey character with good length of flavour. Charming to drink at the moment.  (53rs, 12.73% alc, 5.19ac). Next the slightly richer 2009 Le Mont moelleux (15.50€) – fuller and more weighty on the palate with hints of peach but a little disjointed at the moment. Ultimately I think this will prove to be the more interesting wine. (57.8 rs, 12.42% alc, 5.19ac).

To come the 1er Tries – Le Mont and Clos du Bourg.

Flowering@Le haut-Lieu 

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