As we mentioned in our previous 2020 Huet offer a few days ago, the wines that had a little sweetness stole the show, and it only seemed right to follow up their only dry wine with their best sweet wine of the vintage from the same vineyard. Bernard Bartholome focused on the sweet wines in the 2020 vintage, with the Molleux's being the sweetest level produced. Two versions of Le Moelleux were made in 2020, the regular and the 1ere Trie, both great, but the latter is sensational. 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. The Le Mont vineyard, as we have said before, is a grand display of intense minerality. Purchased in 1957, this vineyard produces timeless wines that develop incredible aromatics with age. The 2020 Moelleux 1ère Trie Le Mont has the potential to be the best that Huet has ever made. Beautifully rich yet energetic with the acidity to cut through the sweetness and a rotating door of complexity. Like our last Huet offer, Stephan Reinhardt's score might be conservative here, too, as it tasted before bottling. This is a top buy for Huet in 2020, and we have a limited amount available, so don't miss them!
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 97-98 points! "The intensely yellow colored 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie is highly concentrated and complex on the nose that exhibits candied lemon zest and chutney aromas along with calcareous and walnut notes. Sweet (really sweet!) yet refined and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and generous yet piquant and firmly structured, greatly tensioned and salty 1ère Trie with pineapple flavors on the finely tannic and energetic, very sustainable finish. The 2020 has great aging potential, and I would never serve it too young. When will it really start to show its best? I don't know, but you can’t go wrong to check the wine again after 10 years. Tasted as a final sample shortly before bottling in May 2021."