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Bordeaux 2018: Harvesting Ripeness

April 24, 2019

"The word "moderate" is not featured heavily in my Bordeaux 2018 report. It was not a moderate vintage. Putting the extremely rainy start to the growing season and episodes of hail aside, July, August and September were particularly hot. "From mid-July it became very dry and very hot," Ch√Ęteau Lafite's technical director Eric Kohler commented. "This was the hottest summer since 2003."