White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • > Loire Valley
  • > Touraine
  • > Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Tenuta Stefan wrote: flawed

    July 12, 2014 - Not a perfect bottle. Bought at auction and seem to have been stored to warm.
    The colour is between dark amber and Coca Cola. A sweet Chenin Blanc from 1989 should be much more vital than this. I've had a Moulin Touchais 1949 that was younger in colour than this one.
    Quite nice bouquet though ... fudge, raisins, brown sugar, honey and caramel. Reminds me of an old Madeira. But a bit medecinal.
    It even taste like an old Madeira.

    I was toald that this wine is one of the two wines M. Broadbent gave the score 6 out of 5. But this bottle was not in the best shape. Still I give this wine 90-91p ... so I bet this wine is wonderful if it is a bottle in good or great shape.
    I will look for this wine in the future.

  • LWI wrote: (94 points)

    November 2, 2013 - Chambolle Night: Elegant and balanced, a tad too dominant toffee and lacking balancing acidity, develops somewhat in the glass. Slightly disappointing. Not obviously flawed, but perhaps just an off bottle?

  • salil wrote: (98 points)

    July 1, 2013 - Champagne, Burgundy, and old Huët at the North End Grill (North End Grill, NYC): Once again, monumental, and another incredible showing for what is one of the greatest wines (sweet, white, or otherwise) I've ever had the chance to drink. A spectrum of flavour that's hard to catalogue, but this seems to have it all with layers of rich fruit, honey, marmalade and other wooly and floral elements all coming together seamlessly, and incredible balance between the sweetness and acidity. The sense of textural refinement and elegance here is amazing, and the flavours resonate long after each sip. Thanks Ross.

  • rnellans wrote: (97 points)

    June 26, 2013 - Nearly perfect. The inteposition of fruit, sweetness and acid is mindblowing. Botrytis, rich and what flavors! Brilliant wine!! It knocked the d'Yquem out of the park for me. Kudos to Murray for sharing.

  • KeithAkers wrote: (96 points)

    June 24, 2013 - Rotating Dinner Series- A Focus on Cabernet Franc (Domaine Wine Storage, Chicago IL): Nose: Deep and layered nose with succulent tones of caramel, toffee, red apples, white fruits, acacia flowers, and some marmalade. The nose just sung where you got stopped in the moment.

    Taste: Full bodied with medium+ acidity. The feel is silky with deep and honeyed tones of caramel, pears, peaches, toffee, red apples, and some marmalade.

    Overall: This was a stunning wine. It just drew you in with it's depth and refinement. This was a wine that commanded your attention at every point.

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2007, Issue #12, Domaine Huet: Vouvray’s Greatest Estate

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray “Le Mont” Cuvée Constance) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/11/2004 (link)

    (Huet, Cuvée Constance Vouvray White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 19 points

    (Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance) A rich and golden orange hue. A truly fabulous nose, simply loaded with the aromas of crystalline honey, sweet pastries, clean and evocative, with rich, crunchy and well defined fruit and yet it sings of ethereal precision as well. There is great definition and sweetness, all with an intense, precise, smoky, golden-honeycomb lift. This is just remarkable. I lingered over the aromatics of this wine more than any other at this tasting. Pure on entry, defined and rich, supple and yet full of layers of rich botrytis-influenced fruit, this wine has an incredible presence on the palate, very broad and yet it doesn't for one moment feel heavy or flat. It is a tour de force in selection and winemaking, impressing not with power or absolute level of residual sugar but in the way it dances purely across the palate. Absolutely stunning. A class apart.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    1/31/2008 (link)

    (Huet Vouvray "Cuvee Constance") I was very excited to try this. It was closed, awkward and weird. There was nice botrytis development as the nose was praline, dusty spicey earth, marmalade and almonds. The palate was kind of blah-zay with not much going on and turned in on itself. Nice wine for sure with a killer finish and good acidity and freshness but give this 50 years and check back. Full bottle too. Maybe would be a touch more developed in a 1/2 bottle.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Domaine Huet
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Cuvée Constance
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Vouvray

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (2%)
  • In Cellars 374 (75%)
  • Consumed 111 (22%)

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