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Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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Château Durfort-vivens:
Château DURFORT-VIVENS owes its name to the Durfort de Duras, a powerful family in the South-West of France that came to Margaux in the fourteenth century. In 1824, the Viscount of Vivens’ name was added to that of Durfort. The estate was at the height of its fame: the 1844 vintage sold for more than any of the other Second Crus in the Margaux appellation. The quality of the Durfort wine began... Read more
Château DURFORT-VIVENS owes its name to the Durfort de Duras, a powerful family in the South-West of France that came to Margaux in the fourteenth century. In 1824, the Viscount of Vivens’ name was added to that of Durfort. The estate was at the height of its fame: the 1844 vintage sold for more than any of the other Second Crus in the Margaux appellation. The quality of the Durfort wine began to be appreciated at the end of the eighteenth century. Thomas Jefferson, the American ambassador in France and future president, was a wine connoisseur and ranked it directly after Lafite, Latour and Margaux in his fascinating travel diaries. The 1855 classification confirmed his opinion, ranking the wine as a Second Cru Classé. In 1937 the estate was bought by the company owning Château Margaux, whose main shareholder at that time was the Lurton family. In 1961 Lucien Lurton, a great lover and protector of wine-producing terroirs, acquired and restored this exceptional vineyard. In 1992, his son Gonzague inherited the property. He modernized its operation with a view to developing the terroir’s unique qualities. Read less

External Reviews for Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/26/2010

92 Points -Wine Spectator"Delivers blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate character on the nose. Full and rich, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Smoky, decadent and wonderful. The best wine from this estate in a long, long time. Best after 2013. 8,330 cases made." James Suckling, March 31, 2008.90 Points -Wine Enthusiast"Gonzague Lurton, current president of the Margaux producers, has invested considerably in pushing this estate forward. The wine has rich, open, generous fruit, with soft but firmly present tannins and juicy flavors. Combined with a subtle used of new wood, this shows well, and will develop well over many years." - Roger Voss, June 06, 2005.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

92WS no further case discount


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

92 Points -Wine SpectatorDelivers blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate character on the nose. Full and rich, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Smoky, decadent and wonderful. The best wine f


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Wine Spectator Delivers blackberry licorice and dark chocolate character on the nose. Full and rich with velvety tannins and a long finish. Smoky decadent and wonderful. The best wine from this estate in a long long time. Best after 2013. 8 330 cases made. Score: 92. James Suckling March 31 2008.



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