2005 Huët Le Mont Vouvray Demi-Sec

SKU #1059212 93 points Wine & Spirits

 Le Mont is often the most elegant of Huet's wines in its youth, and this 2005 is no exception. Succulent and refined, it takes time to open, slowly unfolding with vibrant apple, Asian pear and apricot flavors, strikingly balanced and pure.  (4/2007)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Plump and juicy, with stone fruit, brown spice, humus, powdered ginger and acacia notes that run through the bright, well-defined finish, where the acidity kicks in. Drink now through 2018. 980 cases made.  (3/2007)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2005 Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont smells of pink grapefruit and orange blossom, quince and honeysuckle, offers only subtle sweetness for all of its eighteen grams residual sugar, and persists on the palate with honey, quince and white currant jelly, and citrus zest pungency, underlain by relatively austere stoniness. Refined, elegant and restrained.  (8/2007)

Spirit Journal

 Almonds and a hint of sulphur. Lots of matière here - really dense and vibrant. Races away with a little sweetness evident. Mouthfilling. Very long.  (8/2008)

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