Tuesday, February 3, 2009

100% of my February wine budget has gone to Huet's '07s


I don't have too much experience tasting the brilliant wines of Huet. The '02 Petillant is terrific, much classier and more interesting than many a Champagne. I recently tasted a Touraine rose sparkler, made from 100% gamay. Pretty cool wine, with a touch of gamay earthy, roasted peanut-like savor. And once I tasted a vin de glace from '80, which was truly compelling. It was a tiny taste, and all I remember is being jolted from my seat by the searing acidity.

Finally I have purchased a few bottles of Huet's better known, bread-and-butter offerings from his famous single vineyards in Vouvray: Le Mont, Le Haut Lieu, and Clos du Bourg.

It means that I'll be drinking a bit less often and more on the cheap than usual this month, but I think this should prove to be a small price to pay for enjoying Huet Vouvray in the years ahead.

9 comments:

Brooklynguy said...

I second the notion, and I haven't even tried the '07s yet. They're just always excellent, the dry and off dry wines from those three vineyards. Did you go sec or demi-sec?

saignee said...

I recently found some older huets on the cheap. Perhaps a tasting is in order?

spume said...

Mmm. Hmm, if I don't blow my budget entirely on '07 Kabinetts, I'll likely do the same.

- w

Joe Manekin said...

BK - 3 Haut-Lieu Demi, 1 each Haut-Lieu, Clos du Bourg, Le Mont (all sec)

Corey - What'd you find? Where?

Wolfgang - '07 Kabinetts could well comprise much of the March and April budget!

saignee said...

I found a few bottles of '95 Haut-Lieu sec for a price I couldn't pass up when my friend was doing some wine auctions, so I grabbed them. I've been told drink now, so I may be having them next month on my birthday, along with an older Poniatkowski pettilant. Will inform.

Also I picked up two bottles of J. Palacio Bierzo from '99 really cheaply. My Spanish education begins.

guilhaume said...

just tasted all of the 08's with tony and noel at the domaine.....as well as most 07's,some 89 moelleux,95 constance,97 sparkling and 01 sparkling reserve.....
i'll show you some pics when i get back......

guilhaume said...

i didn't realize k&l was doing grey market on these wines!!!! you little fuckers!!

Joe Manekin said...

Guillhaume - we prefer the term 'parallel market.'

Let me know if you'd like some bottles.

Anonymous said...

chaddi should have the wine by the time i get back....what did you think of the 01' sparkler?
g