2020 Domaine Huet Vouvray 'Le Mont' Sec Loire France
The Le Mont Demi-Sec shares the inherent elegance of the vintage that is so beautifully exemplified in the Le Haut-Lieu Demi, offering up a pure and refined bouquet of pineapple, sweet quince, a touch of orange peel, lanolin, limestone minerality and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, focused and nicely vibrant with a good harness of acidity, with an excellent core, great transparency and nascent complexity and a very long, vibrant and classy finish.
Pure, fresh and limey on the deep yet bright and precisely flinty-chalky nose, the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec is a Chenin full of crunchy energy and charm, thanks to its concentrated but round and lush fruit. This full-bodied wine is intense, tight and long but also finessed and vibrantly fresh on the finish, which reveals this crunchy flint stone structure and tension that guarantees an ability to age for decades, though the wine is already dangerously stimulating today. Tasted as a tank sample a few days before bottling in April 2021.
Rated 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The pure and intriguing nose of the 2020 Le Mont Sec is fine and focused, offering a flinty, smoky note as well as white flowers, pineapple and just-ripe pear. A taut and precise style that delivers plenty of concentration yet conveys a sense of delicacy in the mouth. It has a fine, structured, lengthy finish, an element of tension holding the palate with confident grip.
Rated 96-97 Points Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous