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Magazine Archives: Nov. 15, 2004

Contrast in the Loire

The 2002 vintage offers purity, while 2003 delivers power
James Molesworth
Issue: November 15, 2004

France's Loire Valley combines a northerly location and an Atlantic climate, conditions that can lead to wide variations in vintage quality and style. The two most recent harvests display sharply contrasting characters while delivering many delicious wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2004.

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