2008 Huët Vouvray Le Mont Demi Sec

SKU #1067480

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Straw-gold. Exotic aromas of passion fruit, mango, honey and jasmine, plus a touch of spicecake. Sappy, palate-staining pit and tropical fruit flavors are impressively deep but also lively, with strong minerality lending lift and adding precision. Juicy and intensely floral on the finish, with the honey and mango notes echoing." (May/Jun 10) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "White truffle, white pepper, and chalk dust in the nose of the Huet 2008 Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont set the stage for another pungent, practically sizzling palate performance with citrus zest and radish adding to the peppery and tactile mineral impressions. This strikingly long and mineral-dominated Le Mont--which tastes nearly dry despite its 27 grams of residual sugar--should be left to rest for 2-3 years and then enjoyed for another 20 or more." (08/10)

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Chenin Blanc

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