Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Vouvray
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chenin Blanc
Biodynamic: Certified
Viticulture: Farmed biodynamically and hand harvested. This wine is made with the "first selection" of grapes.
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 96
This is ripe and broad, taking a slightly more power-drivenapproach, with a mix of tropical mango and papaya fruit, backedby orchard fruit accents of yellow apple and peach. The long,heather honey–accented finish has light piecrust and crystalizedginger hints. Best from 2020 through 2035.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 95+
The 2016 Clos du Bourg Moelleux Première Trie from Domaine Huët is a step up from the Le Mont version this year, as the botrytis here seems more complete to my palate. This is really a beautiful wine in the making, offering up a deeper, but more primary bouquet than the Le Mont above, with a tapestry of honey, pineapple, tangerine, lovely soil tones, a touch of lavender, orange blossoms and even a hint of youthful lanolin wafting from the glass. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and laser-like in its focus, with a marvelous core, zesty acids and great focus and grip on the very long, nascently complex and vibrant finish. If thirtyodd years of drinking German wines has taught me anything about botrytis, the quality of the noble rot in the Clos du Bourg in 2016 was even better than that in Le Mont! This is a great wine in the making, but unlike the Le Mont Première Trie, it is not as ready to go out of the blocks and I would opt for cellaring this beautiful wine for at least a handful of years before starting to have at it in earnest. 2023-2100.