LCBO Vintages Classics Collection
This is a special wine. Domaine Huet’s Cuvée Constance is produced only in exceptional vintages, and even then in very small quantities. First produced in 1989, this is sweet, botrytized magic. Truly one of the world’s great dessert wines.
“Rarely produced and selected from the vineyards Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont and Clos du Bourg, Huet’s 2015 Vouvray “Cuvée Constance” offers a deep, clear, intense and concentrated nose of ripe stone fruits, peanut butter cookie, spicy, earthy-mineral and some volatile aromas. Sweet, salty, piquant and mineral with a firm structure and very elegant, concentrated, refined fruit, this is a sweet wine with great purity and mineral finesse on the very long, promising finish. The 2016 is still pretty sweet (142 grams of residual sugar) and should be cellared for at least two or three decades. Total production: 2,800 500-milliliter bottles. Tasted February 2018.
The 2015 Cuvée Constance is terribly rich, sweet and intense, a deep and unctuously textured sweet wine to be enjoyed many years from now.”
96 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Feb 2018
“This is stunning from the start, with a silky and refined feel despite the panoply of dried quince, fig, pear and apricot flavors that are exotic in nature. Lovely green tea, orange blossom and persimmon notes fill in the background. Obviously sweet, but with persistent dry almond and orange extract details that lend latent tension through the seamless and nearly endless finish. The first Cuvée Constance bottling since the 2009 vintage. Drink now through 2060. 400 cases made.”
99+ points “Collectable”, Wine Spectator, May 2018