Loire

The Loire Valley is named after the River Loire, France’s longest river, which forms the centre line of the region around which the vineyards are situated. Spread over a vast area, the valley displays diverse climates and terroirs, which allows the region to produce a variety of styles and wines; white, rosé and light reds.

The Central Vineyards is the smallest in terms of production, but contains two of the most prestigious appellations for Sauvignon Blanc; Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Within these regions there are individual villages that have a reputation for producing high-quality and expressive wines. In Touraine, Vouvray is one of the best appellations for wines made using Chenin Blanc, producing a range of styles; from dry to lusciously sweet and still to sparkling. The best reds can be found in Touraine in the sub-region of Chinon and are made from Cabernet Franc.

If looking at individual producers, BI recommends Domaine Huet as the world’s greatest producer of Chenin Blanc and some of the longest-lived white wines. For top Sauvignon Blancs, we suggest you try the wines of Didier Dagueneau which are also capable to significant cellaring.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
White 1961 Vouvray Le Clos de Bourg Moelleux
Huet
btls DP 0 1 £195.00 btls -
White 1984 Coteaux de Layon
Moulin Touchais
btls IB 2 0 £230.00 cs -
White 1985 Clos du Bourg 1ere Trie
Huet
btls IB 0 3 £130.00 btls -
White 1986 Vouvray Le Clos de Bourg Moelleux
Huet
btls IB 1 0 £554.00 cs -
White 1989 Clos du Bourg "Essai Bio"
Huet
btls IB 0 5 £130.00 btls 17.5 (JR)
White 1989 Clos du Bourg "Temoin"
Huet
btls IB 1 0 £1,560.00 cs 18 (JR)
White 1989 Le Mont "Debut de Pressee"
Huet
btls IB 1 4 £1,560.00 cs 99 (WA)
White 1989 Le Mont "Fin de Pressee"
Huet
btls IB 0 9 £130.00 btls -
White 1989 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux
Huet
btls DP 1 0 £600.00 cs 91
White 1989 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1ere Trie
Huet
btls IB 0 6 £91.67 btls -
White 1991 Coteaux de Layon
Moulin Touchais
btls IB 0 2 £18.33 btls -
White 1993 Vouvray Cuvee Constance
Huet
btls DP 0 9 £90.00 btls -
White 1996 Quarts de Chaume
Suronde
btls IB 1 0 £500.00 cs 90
White 1997 Vouvray Cuvee Constance
Huet
50cl DP 0 6 £105.00 50cl -
White 1997 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux
Huet
btls DP 0 6 £40.00 btls 90 (WA)
White 1997 Coteaux de Layon
Moulin Touchais
btls IB 2 0 £420.00 cs 17 (JR)
White 2000 Sancerre Les Romains
Domaine Vacheron
btls IB 0 6 £21.67 btls -
White 2004 Sancerre Blanc
les Tulieres
btls DP 0 1 £10.00 btls -
White 2004 Edmond Sancerre
Mellot, Alphonse
btls DP 0 1 £25.00 btls -
White 2005 Coteaux du Layon Clos Ste. Catherine
Baumard
btls IB 1 0 £360.00 cs 91 (WA)
White 2005 Quarts de Chaume
Baumard
btls IB 1 0 £396.00 cs 92 (WA)
White 2005 Pouilly Fume Baron de L
Ladoucette
btls DP 0 4 £45.00 btls -
White 2006 Pouilly Fume Baron de L
Ladoucette
btls DP 1 2 From £480.00 cs -
White 2007 CHAVIGNOL btls DP 0 1 £7.50 btls -
White 2008 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec
Huet
btls IB 2 0 £240.00 cs -
White 2008 Vouvray Le Mont Demi Sec
Huet
btls IB 2 0 £240.00 cs 91
White 2010 Sancerre Cul de Beaujeu
Cotat, Francois
btls IB 1 0 £500.00 cs -
White 2011 Vouvray Le Mont Demi Sec
Huet
btls IB 1 0 £300.00 cs -
White 2012 Pouilly Fume Pur Sang
Dagueneau, Didier
btls IB 1 6 £920.00 cs -
White 2013 Pouilly Fume Pur Sang
Dagueneau, Didier
btls IB 1 0 £720.00 cs -
White 2014 Chateau de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre
Chateau Langlois
btls IB 2 11 £150.00 cs -
White 2014 Pouilly Fume
Dagueneau, Didier
btls IB 1 0 £480.00 cs -
White 2014 Pouilly Fume Silex
Dagueneau, Didier
btls IB 2 6 £990.00 cs -
Red 2014 Samur Les Motelles
Guiberteau
btls IB 2 0 £320.00 cs -
Red 2015 Samur
Guiberteau
btls IB 1 0 £430.00 cs -
Red 2015 Samur
Guiberteau
btls IB 5 0 £160.00 cs -
White 2015 Samur
Guiberteau
btls IB 5 0 £170.00 cs -
White 2015 Clos du Bourg 1ere Trie
Huet
btls IB 1 0 £450.00 cs -
White 2015 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux 1er Trie
Huet
btls IB 1 0 £360.00 cs -
White 2015 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec
Huet
btls IB 4 0 £220.00 cs -

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