The 2019 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec is clear, fresh, deep and complex yet pure, fine, elegant and perfectly interwoven on the nose, where notes of crushed flint stones, limestones and concentrated citrus fruit aromas and even iodine notes are revealed. Very elegant and refined on the palate, this is a round, juicy, seductively fruity yet firmly structured and piquant Le Mont whose sweetness is captured by fine tannins and a sustainably dense, vital and salty finish. The 2019 Demi-Sec is a great Chenin and the finer Le Mont of the two, and it is doubtlessly a long-distance runner that should be cellared for at least a decade even though it's hard to resist today. Impressive! (SR)
The sole 2019 Demi-Sec bottling from Domaine Huët hails from the Le Mont vineyard this year. The wine is also outstanding, offering up a very deep and pure bouquet of sweet quince, pear, chalky minerality, lanolin, bee pollen and dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and basking in its purity and mineral drive, with a lovely core of fruit, great soil signature, bright acids and superb length and grip on the nascently complex and very promising finish. The extra residual sweetness here seems to simply buffer the youthful spine of acidity more than in the Le Mont Sec out of the blocks, but is really rather gobbled up by the bottomless expression of minerality that defines this wine. This is every bit as superb as the Le Mont Sec in 2019!
Elegant yet expressive and supercomplex, with cooked quince, mirabelle plum and yellow apple notes, plus hints of ruby red grapefruit, the acidity and bitterness balanced by the suggestion of sweetness. Vibrant and unctuous, with the sweet edge emerging midpalate and extending on the mineral-infused finish, which is long, with lovely tension and cut. A very focused, harmonious and pure white. (AZ)
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