White flowers pineapple and just-ripe pear combine in the 2020 Le Mont Sec from Huet which offers just enough youthful puppy fat on the concentrated midpalate before finishing with mouthwatering acidity providing precision and line. It delivers intensity of fruit yet it's light on its feet. Fine phenolics offer a delicate but self-assured sense of structure and poise. Delightfully balanced and better a day after opening. -- Rebecca Gibb MW
The only dry wine from the vintage is the 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Sec whose tank sample shows a classy pure precise and chalky/lemony bouquet with bright and perfectly healthy fruit and some herbal as well as yeasty aromas. On the palate this is a dense fabulously juicy fruity and elegant Chenin whose immediate attraction and pure finesse initially reminds me of Riesling whereas the texture is too rich and the salty and finely tannic finish too intense and powerful for Riesling. With more aeration the Le Mont gets more and more intense and complex but also tannic-wise more wild. The 2020 has great tension energy and grip and is highly promising. Tasted a few days before bottling in April 2021.
In the 2020 vintage the only Sec bottling produced by Domaine Huët is the Le Mont Sec and it is an absolute beauty. The bouquet is young tight and relatively inexpressive when first opened but with some aeration it blossoms to offer scents of lemon quince a touch of pink grapefruit beeswax chalky soil tones citrus peel and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright full-bodied and s