Ten years on and two May hailstorms

Ten years ago but it’s still in fresh in the memory. 2009 turned out to be one of the great Bordeaux vintages for reds (okay, so 2010 and 2016 and now, arguably, 2018 would sit alongside it) but for us it was close to disaster with not one but two hailstorms in May. The vines that didn’t get clobbered on the 13th May were whacked on the 25th.

This was Daniel on 13 May, above, and Georgie and Amelia handling more weapons of destruction on 25 May below.

With Daniel again – hard to picture a more despondent vineyard manager.

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