Huet's 2016 Vouvrays


The 2016 vintage in the Loire was both blessed and cursed. Blessed by superb quality fruit, but cursed by frost that devastated yields. In the case of Domaine Huet, one of Vouvray's star players albeit with a complex recent history, 50% of their crop was lost. 

Bearing in mind exchange-rate changes, it should not be surprising that these wines now start at the equivalent of £25 per bottle in the UK – but this is not an unreasonable price for wines of such quality. While my scores vary between 16.5 and 18, this is as much to do with...