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Central Loire Wines Vertical Sancerre Tasting with Benoit Roumet

This show was published 06 July 2012


In this final interview we taste 2002, 2001 and 1996 vintages of Sauvignon Blanc, a grape variety that is usually at its best when drunk young. In terms of the vintages, 1996 was a well-balanced, classic vintage and 2002 was excellent but 2001 wasn't heralded at the time as a good year in the Loire. All 3 wines, all from Sancerre, were showing some colour but not as dark as expected and all 3 were good to drink. We discuss how they have developed and find that after 15 years the 1996 was still very much alive and drinking well but almost unrecognisable as Sauvignon Blanc as we know it.


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