White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 69

  • peternelson wrote: 88 points

    December 8, 2019 - Dark rum color; this was nice, but really mared by a hint of oxy and/or TCA mustiness; the sweet fruit kind of masked it for a bit, but coudn't get past the light walnuty musty aspect. EWG 10 (or rather 20) years on dinner.

  • SARED Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 27, 2019 - 96-97. Lost tasting note, so this is off memory.

    I recall candied and tart peach, meyer lemon, overripe papaya.. a very sweet swine with sweetness derived from the fruits rather than honey or confection sugar. acidity that is present upfront and till the end, avoiding a cloying nature. rich mouthfeel. A lot of everything in a bombastic yet balanced wine.

    A very faint cardboard that had me wondering if this was every so mildly corked? Overall very enjoyable, but a bit too decadent and think for my preference. Glad to have enjoyed one.

    Unfortunately this wine gave me one of my worst allergic reactions. Like a rolling pin of pain that came in waves after I had a few glasses.

  • DaleW wrote:

    September 17, 2019 - replacement for corked bottle, Lighter than I remembered at first but seemed to be putting on weight with air. This never got to the stunning stage that I expect from Constance but I left as it was still developing What I tasted B+/A-, but 89 Constance is usually an A for me, this probably just needed air.

  • DaleW wrote: flawed

    September 17, 2019 - corked

  • LWI wrote: 95 points

    June 9, 2019 - 60-års dag og blinsmaking: Knekk, høy syre, meget intens. Strålende.

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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.

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

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

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  • 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 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 521 (68%)
  • Consumed 244 (32%)

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