White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    September 16, 2017 - Deep golden amber. Honeyed fruit nose. Medium to lightly unctuous. Gorgeous beacon of pure pear and citrus. Moderately sweet with a brulée aspect. Tremendous length. Superb dessert wine which will last.

  • LWI wrote: (97 points)

    April 22, 2017 - Best bottle so far. Elegance and complexity, hand in hand. Full, yet light.

  • tcarter Likes this wine: (98 points)

    March 7, 2017 - Totoraku Cali Cabs & Syrahs Dinner (Totoraku): This is really special stuff. So alive. Wonderfully balanced. What a treat!

  • Audun G wrote: (93 points)

    November 27, 2016 - Dark yellow color. Aromas of dried yellow fruits, pine and resin. Extremely sweet (390 g/l sugar), compact, undeveloped and a bit one dimensional in the mouth. The mouth feeling tells another story than the color.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    August 20, 2015 - A Dinner Focused on Two 1990 First Growths (Home): Half bottle. Deep amber/gold. Prominent secondary botrytis notes and a strong element of fig. Very sweet and unctuous, lively balancing acidity. Great length. A true essence, but this small format bottle could have used more complexity to elevate it to the level of its mythic reputation. Do not let the dark color fool you, though; even out of a small format, this is still very much alive and kicking.

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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 26 (4%)
  • In Cellars 442 (66%)
  • Consumed 200 (30%)

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