Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: June 15, 2010

The Loire’s Sweet Savior

Chenin Blanc redeems the difficult 2007 vintage, while quality improves in ’08 and ’09
James Molesworth
Issue: June 15, 2010


France's Loire Valley, a long, sprawling region with myriad grape varieties and appellations, has been as inconsistent in recent vintages as it is diverse. Each of the trio of vintages that followed the excellent 2005 harvest offers only pockets of success. Thankfully, the strong 2009 vintage is waiting in the wings.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 25, 2010.

Members-Only Content

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Created with Sketch.

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 345,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

START FREE 30-DAY TRIAL

Already a member?     Sign In


WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.