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Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2009

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Normally the proprietor at this estate refuses to let me taste, so I was<br/>surprised when he did so this year. The 2009 Durfort Vivens is an attractive,<br/>soft, velvety-textured wine revealing a hint of tapenade intermixed with black<br/>currant and blackberry fruit. Medium-bodied and elegant with the silkiness and<br/>precision that make this vintage so alluring, it should drink well for 15-20<br/>years. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2010)

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

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02/16/2013

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External Reviews for Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Delicious notes of black olives, unsmoked cigar tobacco, black currants and black cherries jump from the glass of this plump, aromatic, silky, medium to full-bodied Margaux. One of the finest Durfort Vivens yet produced, it is filled with purity and ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Durfort Vivens 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/12/2013

Plump and forward, with a tasty core of dark plum, fig sauce and blackberry preserves rolled together and pushed from behind by apple wood and tobacco notes. A flash of bittersweet cocoa adds length on the finish. Drink now through 2022. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Durfort Vivens 750ml



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Normally the proprietor at this estate refuses to let me taste, so I was<br/>surprised when he did so this year. The 2009 Durfort Vivens is an attractive,<br/>soft, velvety-textured wine revealing a hint of tapenade intermixed with black<br/>currant and blackberry fruit. Medium-bodied and elegant with the silkiness and<br/>precision that make this vintage so alluring, it should drink well for 15-20<br/>years. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2010)

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