Devastating Hailstorms Strike Bordeaux

Devastating Hailstorms Strike Bordeaux
Vines in the Médoc were stripped of leaves. (GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
From the Aug 31, 2018, issue

On May 26, growers in Bordeaux watched helplessly as hail pummeled 13,590 acres, with 7,413 acres suffering more than 80 percent damage. The Entre-Deux-Mers and Pessac-Léognan regions also suffered damage. And Bordeaux wasn't the only region hit. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich and James Molesworth report.

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