Domaine Gaston Huet
'Cuvee Constance' Vouvray, 1997

France

£140.00

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Domaine Gaston Huet
'Cuvee Constance' Vouvray, 1997

France

£140.00

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SIZE:
37.5cl

Named after Gaston's beloved daughter Constance, this exceptional sweet Vouvray is only made in exceptional vintages using Chenin blanc affected by Noble Rot. It is often lorded as one of the finest dessert wines in the world and is best enjoyed with at least 20 years of bottle age. This sensational example from 1997 is certainly no expectation:

'Tasting this sublime dessert wine brought tears to my eyes. It is so captivatingly pure, focused, and intricate as to be all but impossible to adequately describe. Its green and straw color reveals hints of gold.' 

- Pierre Rovani, The Wine Advocate 

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Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate

The stunning, virtually perfect, 1997 Vouvray Moelleux Cuvee Constance (named after his daughter) sports 150 grams of residual sugar per liter, 7.5 grams of acidity, and 12.5% alcohol. Tasting this sublime dessert wine brought tears to my eyes. It is so captivatingly pure, focused, and intricate as to be all but impossible to adequately describe. Its green and straw color reveals hints of gold. Aromatically, it titillates with scents of apricot jam, candied grapefruits, quince, bergamots, and flowers. On the palate fresh peaches, citrus fruits, honey, acacia blossoms, quinine, chalk, and lemony mangoes can be found. Additionally, this medium-to-full-bodied, penetrating, yet perfectly balanced wine has a finish that seemingly lingers forever, revealing even more waves of minerals and fruit. It will require patience yet should easily evolve for 50 years or more. Bravo! Drink date: 1999 - 2049