Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec 2005

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Regular Price: $235.00

Special Price $188.00

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

The 2005 Vouvray Sec Le Haut Lieu smells positively mineral and carnal in its meld of ocean breeze, chicken stock, and snuffed candle wick, but neither does it stint on floral dimensions. With brothy richness, ample quince fruit, and pistachio nuttiness on the palate, the wine also displays positively gripping brightness of ripe acidity and tactile apple skin, grapefruit zest, and chalk dust, leading to a long, subtly nipping, tingling finish. DAVID SCHILDKNECHT, Wine Advocate

A very similar hue here, pale star-gold, still looking youthful. It has a very expressive nose, being full of the polished citrus and richer orchard fruit tones of youth, but also with a very harmonious integration giving it a slick, seamless, face-cream character. This has beautifully creamed fruit intensity, and yet it remains bright, fresh and acidic. The palate is finely composed, polished, with good substance and grip, and plentiful fruit at first. At the finish it begins to segue into a little honeyed, biscuity and exotic fruit, so there is ongoing development here. CHRIS KISSACK, The Wine Doctor