jamie goode's wine blog: I love Vouvray

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I love Vouvray

UK importer Richards Walford specialize in the Loire, among other things. Today they put on a treat for trade and press - a tasting of the 2008 Huet Vouvrays, plus a vertical of Huet demi-secs taking in the decades back to the 1940s. My favourite was 1962, but the 1947 was pretty smart, also. The 1957 was remarkably fresh. I didn't really get on with the 1971, which I thought was a bit herbal.

2008s were oustanding across the board. You can just buy these blind in confidence knowing they will taste great now, and great in 20 years, and probably outlive you if you store them well.

Most of these older wines had been reconditioned in the domaine: topped up where necessary, had a small SO2 addition, and then recorked. That's why the labels look so good: they'll have been added fairly recently.

Vouvray is a wine nut's sort of wine. I love it. [And forgive the quality of the picture: I only had my camera phone with me.]

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At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Yep.Lovely wines and not a bad photo for a camera phone!!
Maybe we should have our next lunch Jamie at RSJ which has the best Loire wine list in London.

At 2:14 AM, Blogger owenedwards said...

Intriguingly, Chris Kissack went to the same tasting and provided a very similar note to you on the '71 - now, assuming there was no "introduction" to each wine, and little consultation, that is a real proof of "experienced, reliable palates return the same results.

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Ole Martin Skilleås said...

You lucky *******! This stuff is liquid gold. I have had the fortune to taste some back to 1959, and that was an experience to cherish.


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