Sunday, January 17, 2016

Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg Premiere Trie 2006

Date of Tasting: 19 August 2015
Wine Type: Sweet White
Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Origin: Vouvray, France
Appellation: Vouvray AOC
Expect to Pay: ~ EUR40
Chubby Appreciation: 95/100
Critics' Opinion: WA - 93/100, WE - 95/100, CT - 91/100

Appearance: Golden yellow.
Aroma: Fresh exotic ripe fruits, mango, pineapple, pear. Blossom and honeysuckle. Toasty.
Palate: Creme brulee perhaps as ones may say. Spices like ginger. Rich on the palate. Sweet but fresh and bright with vibrant acidity. Long on the finish.

It boomed with marvelous expression. Everything so far during the meal was wiped out of mind at the very first sip of this luscious beauty. When I was thinking about just a small to go along with dessert, this moelleux completely changed my mind: this whole bottle must be done among us. The beauty came power and class. Yes, the deep mouth-feel and the structure were there but freshness balanced out well. Did not feel that heavy despite 12.5% alcohol at all. In fact, a small plate of foie gras will be nice, otherwise, aperitif will do just fine. Sadly, it was the only bottle I had. Wish I could grab much more back to stock up. It should be at its drinking window now. Just grab them if you like sweet wine.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score


  1. Hello, Is this wine available in Bangkok?

    1. Unfortunately John. This one was brought in directly from the domaine. It is not available in BKK. Pity though.


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