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Château Durfort-Vivens

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2021
92
Red currants and cassis with a touch of flowers are in the nose. Medium-bodied, bright, fresh and juicy, there is a crispness to the red berries on the crunchy palate. The wine is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot, representing the highest percentage of Cabernet ever placed in the blend in the history of the property. 12.9% ABV. Drink from 2024-2039. 91-93

Red currants and cassis with a touch of flowers are in the nose. Medium-bodied, bright, fresh and juicy, there is a crispness to the red berries on the crunchy palate. The wine is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot, representing the highest percentage of Cabernet ever placed in the blend in the history of the property. 12.9% ABV. Drink from 2024-2039. 91-93

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2019
94
Flowers, cherries, and tobacco show easily on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, clean, and pure, with silky tannins and a vibrancy that give the perfect amount of lift for the sweet, soft, red fruits. Give this a few years in the cellar and it will be just great to enjoy for 2 or more decades. The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels with 30% of the wine aged in clay amphora. Drink from 2025-2050.

Flowers, cherries, and tobacco show easily on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, clean, and pure, with silky tannins and a vibrancy that give the perfect amount of lift for the sweet, soft, red fruits. Give this a few years in the cellar and it will be just great to enjoy for 2 or more decades. The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels with 30% of the wine aged in clay amphora. Drink from 2025-2050.

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2017
90
Better in the bottle than in cask, the wine is forward, medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, forward and expresses a nice sense of purity in its red fruits.

Better in the bottle than in cask, the wine is forward, medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, forward and expresses a nice sense of purity in its red fruits.

3,648 Views   Tasted
This is an elegant, lighter styled, red berry-oriented wine with good purity of fruit, a lot of bright acidty and leafy, floral notes.

This is an elegant, lighter styled, red berry-oriented wine with good purity of fruit, a lot of bright acidty and leafy, floral notes.

1,825 Views   Tasted
2016
92
What a difference a vintage makes! Showing deep color with lush, supple textures, flesh and finesse, the wine is wrought with sweet, polished, ready berries, freshness, length, complexity and depth. Produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is best wine I've ever tasted from Durfort Vivens!

What a difference a vintage makes! Showing deep color with lush, supple textures, flesh and finesse, the wine is wrought with sweet, polished, ready berries, freshness, length, complexity and depth. Produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is best wine I've ever tasted from Durfort Vivens!

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2015
89
Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and forward with sweet, fresh, dark cherries and cassis from start to finish. 88 - 90 Pts

Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and forward with sweet, fresh, dark cherries and cassis from start to finish. 88 - 90 Pts

3,918 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Medium-bodied with a bright, red berry piquancy, this wine has multifaceted character of salty, soft, sweet and tart red fruits. 86-88 Pts

Medium-bodied with a bright, red berry piquancy, this wine has multifaceted character of salty, soft, sweet and tart red fruits. 86-88 Pts

2,267 Views   Tasted
2013
88
With oak and dark berries, this medium-bodied wine offers more concentration than expected with a slightly dry, spicy finish filled with dark cherries. 87-89 Pts

With oak and dark berries, this medium-bodied wine offers more concentration than expected with a slightly dry, spicy finish filled with dark cherries. 87-89 Pts

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2012
88
Elegant in style with medium body, cherries and earth in the profile, this is a lighter, classic style of wine that should drink well on release. 87-90 Pts

Elegant in style with medium body, cherries and earth in the profile, this is a lighter, classic style of wine that should drink well on release. 87-90 Pts

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2011
87
From an assemblage of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 45% new oak. Medium-bodied with cassis and cherry, the wine is fresh, but short and drying in the red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

From an assemblage of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 45% new oak. Medium-bodied with cassis and cherry, the wine is fresh, but short and drying in the red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2010
90
Durfort Vivens From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, (Which is almost identical to the blend in 2009) this medium bodied, soft, cassis and red plum wine is elegantly styled and should drink well within a few years of release. 89-91 Pts

Durfort Vivens From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, (Which is almost identical to the blend in 2009) this medium bodied, soft, cassis and red plum wine is elegantly styled and should drink well within a few years of release. 89-91 Pts

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2009
89
2009 Durfort Vivens is medium ruby. Blackberry and cassis scents fill the nose of this medium bodied wine. Although it has fresh, attractive flavors, the wine lacks concentration and structure. Made from a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this should drink well young. 88/90 Pts

2009 Durfort Vivens is medium ruby. Blackberry and cassis scents fill the nose of this medium bodied wine. Although it has fresh, attractive flavors, the wine lacks concentration and structure. Made from a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this should drink well young. 88/90 Pts

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2008
89
Medium-bodied, round, fresh, bright and lifted, the nose is more interesting with its ripe berry, earth and floral notes than on the palate, which is a bit short in the finish.

Medium-bodied, round, fresh, bright and lifted, the nose is more interesting with its ripe berry, earth and floral notes than on the palate, which is a bit short in the finish.

2,321 Views   Tasted
2006
88
Medium-bodied, firm, bright, fresh and crisp, the wine is better on the earthy, cherry, currant, tobacco and leafy nose, than on the sharp, bright, savory, crunchy palate.

Medium-bodied, firm, bright, fresh and crisp, the wine is better on the earthy, cherry, currant, tobacco and leafy nose, than on the sharp, bright, savory, crunchy palate.

4,080 Views   Tasted
2005
88
A lighter style of Margaux, with a focus on fresh red fruits, this is medium bodied, soft textured, bright, earthy and ready to drink.

A lighter style of Margaux, with a focus on fresh red fruits, this is medium bodied, soft textured, bright, earthy and ready to drink.

4,792 Views   Tasted
2004
86
Bright, crisp, red fruits, light in color and concentration, this fully mature wine is better on the nose than the palate.

Bright, crisp, red fruits, light in color and concentration, this fully mature wine is better on the nose than the palate.

6,919 Views   Tasted
2000
86
Light ruby in color, this delicate style of Margaux shows spice, earth and tobacco note, ending in a light cherry finish. Already fully mature, this requires drinking.

Light ruby in color, this delicate style of Margaux shows spice, earth and tobacco note, ending in a light cherry finish. Already fully mature, this requires drinking.

6,645 Views   Tasted