We have a few special half bottles available still of one of the all-time top efforts for Huet's Haut-Lieu Sec. This is a no brainer in the format and is a gorgeous bottle of wine with exceptional minerality, balance, and depth. It is the perfect choice for those that enjoy racy mineral-driven wines like Chablis and even GG Riesling. Make sure to check out our original offer below!
2019 is one of the most outstanding vintages in the Loire ever, and Huet based in Vouvray produced some of the best wines they have ever made. These are stunning across the board, and as John notes below that 2019 is the perfect Sec, or dry Vintage, and is what Cellar Master Bernard Bartholomé chose to point his attention along with one demi-sec from the Le Mont vineyard. 2019 also marks Bernards last vintage as a winemaker and has retired since. 2019 is a laser-focused vintage, and these wines will need some time in the pen before they reach their true potential, but even in their youth, they are exceptional.
John Gilman 95 points! "Domaine Huët has only produced four cuvées in 2019, as the vintage has produced such perfect raw materials for making Sec that Cellar Master Jean-Bernard Bartholomé decided to focus almost exclusively on this level, with only a little bit of Demi-Sec produced out of the Le Mont vineyard. This is also the final vintage at the domaine for Monsieur Bartholomé, as he is retiring. The 2019 Le Haut Lieu Sec comes in at an even thirteen percent octane, which coupled to excellent acidity, is likely to make this wine last a hundred years. The beautiful pure and concentrated nose offers up scents of lemon, quince, a hint of pear, complex, chalky soil tones, lanolin and white lilies. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and very precise, with a full-bodied format, a rock solid core, bracing acids and stunning length and grip on the complex and electric finish. I have to imagine that this will drink well for a few years and then close down with a vengeance for a decade or so, after which it will drink for the next eight or nine decades!"