2009 Huet Vouvray Le Clos du Bourg Moelleux

Loire Valley, France

World class Chenin Blanc in a medium sweet style from Biodynamic Loire legends Domaine Huet. Just entering its sweet spot for drinking this is a seriously rewarding glass of wine.


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Expect this superbly persistent bottling to be worth following for a quarter century.

David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate

About The Wine

Clos du Bourg is arguably the most prestigious of Huet's three sites and the shelter of its surrounding walls create a warm microclimate that has a particular affinity with Moelleux (sweeter) styles.

This has all the hallmarks of sweeter Loire Chenin, honey, bees wax, creamy orange and burnt caramel but it is unique in its grace. There are very few wines that possess such depth of flavour and complexity with the poise, delicacy, and nuance that Huet have harnessed here.

As David Schildknecht notes, minerality is often overwhelmed in sweet wines but here the line of salty limestone cuts through from beginning to end. True class that will continue to reward for decades to come.

About Domaine Huet

Founded in 1928 Domaine Huet is the icon producer of Vouvray, on the northern bank of the mighty Loire River. Across their three famous vineyard sites, Le Mont, Le Haut Lieu and Clos du Bourg they make wines of great concentration and longevity, realising the inner brilliance of Chenin Blanc.

One of the earliest adherents of biodynamic viticulture and winemaking, Huet was a low-intervention producer before the term was ever known, with no additions save for minimal sulphur.

The Clos du Bourg vineyard
The Clos du Bourg vineyard
Vouvray, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

A sensational year for sweet wines, 2009 provided the perfect conditions of ripeness with retained acidity. The gorgeous lifted aromatics on offer here are savoury and earthy, with lots of secondary notes already appearing. The palate is mind-blowing and hedonistic with waves of creamed honey, orange zest, and earthy, browned-butter notes. Such purity, spicy intensity and perfumed length.

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2039
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Wine Advocate

"Quince and white peach preserves fill the nose caressingly coat the palate from Huet's 2009 Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg, which displays a combination of lift and delicacy with its honeyed richness that none of the present collection tasted up until this point approach. Here are brightness, energy, and efficacious acids driving the quince, pineapple, seamlessly forward. Here, too are mineral nuances too often missing from the sweet Vouvray and Montlouis of this vintage. Expect this superbly persistent bottling to be worth following for a quarter century."- David Schildknecht (The Wine Advocate)

DDS review

"Residual sugar 55.5 g/l, alcohol 12.5%, and the total acidity is 5.12 g/l. Very light and elegant style on the nose here, refined and reserved. A very seductive style on the palate though, supple and with a very polished yellow plum and stone fruit character. Lightly honeyed, very mellifluous but in a light, ethereal fashion rather than anything hedonistic. Very appealing and showing only its baby fat at the moment. There should be fine development here though as the balance and depth of structure and grip is delightful." 18/20 - Chris Kissack (The Wine Doctor)


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