2016 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1ère Trie

Domaine Huet, Loire, France

Drinking 2017

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Image of product Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1ère Trie

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£58.68

Case of 6 £352.08

Tasting Notes

Crafted only in very tiny quantities (just 3000 bottles in 2016) and when conditions allow from top quality berries affected by noble rot. Le Mont’s quintessential flinty grace and poise is in abundance here. Sweet, complex and elegantly fresh; there is a core of wild jasmine, honeysuckle, orange blossom rounded by softly caramelised apple and pear.   The texture is full and complete; a sinewy, energetic quality combines with richness from the botrytis playing perfect harmony to crisp, spiced citrus notes.  

Reviews & Scores

RS 92 g/l. Floral, supercharged fruit with lemon tart and apple crumble flavours. Extravagant and fresh and a relentless finish of baked apple, honey and sweet spices. 12%.


Drink 2019-2036


18/20 Richard Hemming MW

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