Chateau Durfort-Vivens

Chateau Durfort-Vivens

Château Durfort-Vivens has been owned by the Lurton family since 1961 when Lucien Lurton purchased it from the Gineset family. For many years this 2ème Cru Classé Margaux property was perceived as underachieving - however, the estate has undergone a mini-renaissance since Lucien`s son Gonzague took over at the helm.

Durfort-Vivens's vineyards(Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 15%) lie on gravelly soils interspersed with limestone. Vinification includes approximately 18 months' wood ageing, 30-50% new oak.

The proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend (82%) is the highest of any wine in the southern Médoc and gives the wine classic blackcurrant and cassis characteristics as well as notable tannins and structure. Durfort-Vivens may be approached after 5 years or so in bottle but will continue improving for up to 10 years.

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2005 Ch. Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
Red
2005
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2010 Ch. Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
Red
2010
For laying down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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