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- VouvrayHead - 02-14-2010 01:45 AM

2005 Le Haut Lieu Sec: $25 Very rich and focused. 3 word tasting notes. I say: Rich, stony and elegant. Just a great dry white. Pops says: Rich, Umami, Flowers. Wife says: Yum, yum, yum.
Definitely has that cool "dry honey" Chenin thing and a touch of botrytis, yet still dry.

I have no idea how so many California houses can charge what they charge for Chardonnay when this tastes like it does for $25. Oh well. Different strokes...

2005 Le Mont Demi-Sec: $28 The Sec was young, but really good. I think it is a bit more tragic that I opened this. This baby has done been slain. Similar in profile to the Sec, but apricot and honey and even richer. Worlds of musky goodness lie in wait, but not dancing just yet.

I'd say the '05 vintage is really, really good without being epic like 2002. I would trust the Sec to age for a while and the Demi-Sec longer, but it doesn't seem indestructible like the '02's I've tasted.

'01 Marcoux Chateauneuf tomorrow night. It's a good weekend.


- TheEngineer - 02-14-2010 11:51 AM

VH,

I haven't had many Huets before. I just purchased a 1995 Huet Cuvee Constance. Have you had this wine? What do you think when it should be consumed?

Many thanks in advance


- VouvrayHead - 02-14-2010 02:06 PM

Unfortunately I haven't had any Cuvee Constance.

I suspect it will be terrific right now and will change without getting better or worse, just different, over the next 15-20 years or so.

A better answer is that it will be perfect exactly when I visit your neck of the woods. [Image: smile.gif]


- TheEngineer - 02-15-2010 11:02 PM

Anytime VH! anytime! KC too I'm sure!

Of course you might need to come to London...... [Image: smile.gif]