2005 Huet "Cuvée Huet" Vouvray Petillant Sec
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright straw with a delicate bead. Intensely perfumed, spicy bouquet displays pear skin, nectarine, honeysuckle and mace, along with a strong mineral undertone. Nervy and precise on the palate, offering lively citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a deeper note of peach pit. The floral quality echoes on the long, spicy, impressively precise finish. This will age and I'd love to stack it up against scores of Champagnes at anywhere near this price.
A fine, clean and intense sparkling wine, with excellent acidity and bright lemon and apple notes.