Two great vintages in the Loire


You'd expect someone who champions the downtrodden producers of the Loire and who makes his living from selling their wines to be upbeat about two excellent vintages in a row, 2014 and 2015. If that person happens to be the irrepressible Charles Sydney, the author of many of the Loire vintage reports that appear on this site, then you expect him to be bouncing up and down. He was. 

Charles and his partner (and wife) Philippa were justifiably enthusiastic at their London 'benchmark' tasting earlier this year, which featured wines from these two very good vintages. I echo Richard's broad-brush ...