2020 Huet Vouvray Clos Du Bourg Moelleux 1er TrieChenin Blanc from France
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- 97-98 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
- 96-97 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97-98 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
"The 2020 Clos du Bourg Première Trie comes from a warm parcel and a warm vintage, meaning that the grapes were a little quicker to ripen than the norm – but it's still outstanding. A richly, slightly smoky example with pineapple, orange, florals and agave nectar. Huge intensity and lots of sweet fruit (90g/L), yet it doesn't become lush or heavy, the acidity still making your mouth water in spite of that sucrosity. There's a fine chalky texture that lingers on the long finish. While it's already a delight to encounter now, the combination of acidity and sweetness means this can go on and on. Tasted over three days as an unfinished sample, it was still fresh as a daisy. While it didn't elicit the perfect 100-point goosebumps, there's not a lot to fault here."
96-97 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The white-golden colored 2020 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux Première Trie shows CO2 pearls in the glass, and it indeed opens somewhat reductive, asking for a Burgundy glass. Yet even though the 2020 Clos du Bourg asks for patience, it already indicates a terribly concentrated bouquet of lemon chutney and humid chalk. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and juicy, very elegant and generous Chenin from this ancient six-hectare grand cru (one of the oldest in France, as the domaine assures). It is immediately attractive, stimulatingly piquant and nourishes hope for a great future. The potential is doubtlessly there, but 7-10 years of our patience is presumed. Tasted as a sample in May 2021."
97-98 - Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
96-97 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||honeysuckle, quince, melon and cantaloupe|
|Nose||honeydew, iodine, grass, citrus, melon and kiwi|