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Fruity/aromatic; off-dry - VOUVRAY, Clos du Bourg, Moelleux. Huet. Loire  Valley.

1985 VOUVRAY, Clos du Bourg, Moelleux. Huet. Loire Valley


Bin: 702
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Size of bottle: 75cl
Area: Vouvray in the central Loire makes dry, medium and sweet styles. This is an example of 'Moelleux', the medium to sweet style
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc - not my (JH) favourite grape when young, but I have to admit that its high acidity ensures it can mature gently into unique and impressive complexity
Producer: Huet is the leading producer in the Appellation, long managed by the revered Noel Pinguet. Clos du Bourg is one of their three single vineyards
Cellar Potential: Still young - you can keep this for 20 more years
Old Bridge Rating: Note from Richard Kelley, MW, whose eponymous website is the most in-depth appraisal of all Loire wines: "Polished. Mid-pale with distinct green hints. Delicate and very attractive nose with an impression of licorice. Rich, ripe and clean on entry. Very fresh balanced and a more classic style of moëlleux. This is showing some maturity and is approachable now but there is absolutely no rush to drink. It still has a long life ahead of it. Excellent and more immediately open than Le Mont"

£49.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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