Vouvray is perhaps the world’s most famous appellation for Chenin Blanc, and Domaine S. A. Huet is undoubtedly the greatest producer. If you’re looking for a track record for ageability, Huet has established that and even more. His Vouvray seem to be nearly indestructible, ageing effortlessly for decade after decade. Not only getting old, but getting better as well. With these sweet wines, that means they turn drier with age, revealing more depth and, well, complexity.
Knowing all that, I can only wonder in awe at what the winemaker had in mind creating the decadently sweet Cuvée Constance. This is sweet wine to the nth degree. It goes to 11. Yet people love it and, more importantly, know that as great as it may be today, it has a whole tapestry of detail to reveal in the due course of time. Being a sweet wine, Cuvée Constance can be found in convenient half-bottles as well as the more common 750s, and even magnums! No matter what format you find, expect to pay the equivalent of around $250 a bottle for this timeless nectar.