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Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2011

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

70% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, and 5% cabernet franc. The vineyard comprises 32 hectares, with a planting density of 6,666 vines per hectare, and yields of 45 hl/ha. Harvest is by hand. Aged between 16-20 months in 40% new oak. Bright crimson co... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Durfort Vivens 1500ml

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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

Member Reviews for Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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Snooth User: bencao
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/06/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2009

Spice and black cherry nose Smooth palate with good fruit. A spicy finish.


Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 04/28/2009

Quite refined. Pours thinner than expected and red fruit hints are overwhelmed by the wood, smokey peppery taste soon after. Elegant without breaking the bank.


External Reviews for Château Durfort-Vivens Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

70% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, and 5% cabernet franc. The vineyard comprises 32 hectares, with a planting density of 6,666 vines per hectare, and yields of 45 hl/ha. Harvest is by hand. Aged between 16-20 months in 40% new oak. Bright crimson co... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Durfort Vivens 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/28/2011

Sappy and intense, with a tongue-coating feel to the crushed plum and cherry preserve notes. Long and silky through the finish, with black tea and iron lurking. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Durfort Vivens 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 03/10/2013

A chewy red, with blackberry and blueberry character and polished tannins. Full, with a solid core of fruit. Serious finish. Balanced and attractive. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Durfort Vivens 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 03/19/2013

(a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot and 4% cabernet franc) Fully saturated purple-ruby. Very ripe, complex aromas of black cherry, plums macerated in alcohol, crushed stone and coffee, lifted by a violet topnote. Sweet, lush and generous, ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Durfort Vivens 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 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


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Vintage: 2005 10/06/2009

92WS no further case discount


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