Saving the best for last we have very limited amount of Clos du Bourg which takes a small lead over the line up in 2020. As we noted before Bernard Bartholome focused on the sweet wines in the 2020 vintage, with the Molleux's being the sweetest level produced. The 1ere Trie is a selection of the best late harvest grapes in the vineyard, which are collected through multiple passes. These grapes are then vinified under a different label and are usually the best wines of the vintage at the Domaine. One of the oldest vineyards in Vouvray, Huet purchased their piece in 1953. The vineyard is located above the Church of Vouvray and is surrounded by a stone wall from the 9th century. Clos du Bourg was one of the first wines to be made in Vouvray and are extremely deep and dense. An enigma of a wine that can be tucked in the cellar for ages, but can still be enjoyed young.
Vinous 97-98 points! "The 2020 Clos du Bourg Première Trie comes from a warm parcel and a warm vintage, meaning that the grapes were a little quicker to ripen than the norm – but it's still outstanding. A richly, slightly smoky example with pineapple, orange, florals and agave nectar. Huge intensity and lots of sweet fruit (90g/L), yet it doesn't become lush or heavy, the acidity still making your mouth water in spite of that sucrosity. There's a fine chalky texture that lingers on the long finish. While it's already a delight to encounter now, the combination of acidity and sweetness means this can go on and on. Tasted over three days as an unfinished sample, it was still fresh as a daisy. While it didn't elicit the perfect 100-point goosebumps, there's not a lot to fault here. (Drink between 2021-2051)"