Sau­mur & Sau­mur-Champigny: know your vin­tages

Decanter - - PANEL TASTING -

2015

Hot, dry sum­mer then heavy Septem­ber rain. Young wines are de­li­cious. Drink 2016-2030

2014

Cool sum­mer then fine Septem­ber. Very well bal­anced. Ex­cel­lent now but long age­ing po­ten­tial. Drink 2016-2030

2013

A year to for­get. Late flow­er­ing, vari­able ma­tu­rity – a real test for pro­duc­ers. Drink 2016-2019

2012

Frost and hail re­duced yields. Very wet Oc­to­ber. Medium- weight wines. Drink 2016-2022

2011

Poor sum­mer af­ter ex­cep­tional spring. Wines drink­ing well now. Drink 2016-2024

2010

Very good year: ripe, bal­anced wines. Is it bet­ter than 2009? Drink 2016-2030

2009

Hot year, con­cen­trated, rich, quite tan­nic wines. Drink 2016-2025

2008

A clas­sic mid-weight vin­tage. Good now but will age. Drink 2016-2025

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