From the archive: Dry Loire Chenin Blanc – panel tasting results

Our experts praised the diversity and value of these ageable Loire Chenin Blancs, many from the 2015 and 2014 vintages. Read the full report below.

Published in the February 2017 issue of Decanter magazine and now available online and in full, exclusively for Premium subscribers.

  • 169 wines tasted, with one rated Outstanding

  • ‘A positive tasting that showed off the terroir-driven nature of dry Loire Chenin Blanc and its differing styles,’ said our panel of Jim Budd, Chris Kissack and Ben Llewelyn


With 169 wines entered, we had the opportunity to assess Chenin Blanc from across the Loire, writes Jim Budd in Decanter’s February 2017 issue. It was also very positive that there was such a good entry despite the recent short vintages and the effects of 2016’s late April frost on stock.

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