What are the best years for Loire valley wines?

Bourgueil wine vintage chart

Bourgueil | Red Wines picto vin rouge red wine
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Excellent

2010

Excellent Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Very Good

2011

Very Good Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Very Good

2012

Very Good Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Very Good

2013

Very Good Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Superb

2014

Superb Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Superb

2015

Superb Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Superb

2016

Superb Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Divine

2017

Divine Vintage
Loire valley wine vintage chart - Divine

2018

Divine Vintage
In the Bourgueil appellation, the red wines of the last four vintages have been particularly exceptional. 2018 in particular, a vintage in which the red wines of the Loire valley were marked by the solar character of the year: wines with intense colors, darker than usual, giving notes of ripe black fruits, and more tannins on the palate.
 
In Bourgueil, it is the plots with the presence of limestone in the sub-soil that have allowed the wines to express their greatest potential. For those who know the Bourgueil terroir, we are talking about the vines located on the northern slopes of the appellation, on the heights of villages such as Benais or Restigné.
 
Want to know more? We recommend the following reading from our blog: Wine tasting in Bourgueil : keep cool, drink on! .

Legend of our wine vintage chart


98-100 Divine vintage
Go go go, it will soon be long gone!

94-97 Superb vintage 
All conditions were very nicely aligned

90-93 Excellent vintage
Go without hesitation

87-89 Very good vintage
Drink without fuss

83-86 Good vintage

No need to quibble

80-82 Acceptable vintage
Well, well, well…

How was this vintage guide assembled?

Our vintage chart of Bourgueil wines uses a unique method: the comparison of the average vintage scores attributed to a selection of dozens of Bourgueil wines and wineries that are representative of the appellation. So our vintage charts truly reflect the opinions of people who have tasted these typical Bourgueil wines . The wines used to build our vintage chart of Bourgueil wines have been selected from the following wineries:

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