Ch Léoville Poyferré vertical

Isabelle Davin, winemaker at Ch Léoville Poyferré

Two women presented a second growth to two women – with admirable results.

Julia and I selflessly undertook, in stereo in our respective London homes, a vertical tasting recently of one of the St-Julien classed growths that consistently overperforms – see Top Bordeaux scorers over 10 years. While not being quite as glorious and ambitious as this vertical back to 1929 in which Julia participated in 2008, it gave both of us a pretty solid look at 10 recent vintages of Ch Léoville Poyferré plus the 1982.

This exercise was designed to celebrate the hundredth vintage since the current...