Domaine Huet Le Haut-Lieu 2002 vs Domaine Le Mont 2005
By Christian Eedes, 30 June 2014
As a primer for judging of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge in July (see here), some Chenin Blanc from leading Vouvray producer Domaine Huet.
The Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu was lush and complex, the Sec Le Mont pure and elegant. Both very good but I wasn’t left thinking that South Africa is incapable of matching such wines for quality. That is, of course, until the matter of ageability is considered. Most local examples would be looking very tired indeed after equivalent time in bottle…