Château Durfort Vivens

Château Durfort-Vivens

Margaux Cru Classé en 1855 Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2015 Durfort-Vivens has a perfumed bouquet with more ripeness and perfume than the previous vintage. Buoyant red berry fruit, blueberry and a touch of violet, there is perhaps more Margaux-like than the 2014. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy with a fine acidity, a touch of white pepper and clove towards the finish and a hint of espresso on the aftertaste. This is a superb Durfort Vivens, arguably the finest up to that point. Tasted twice, both at the château and at Jascott's Bordeaux tasting in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2023)
— 6 months ago

Château Durfort-Vivens

Gonzague Lurton Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Deep. Plums. Earth. Lightly vegetal.
Showing it’s Biodynamicism. Drinking beautifully.
— 3 years ago

C. da Silva

Five Crown Late Bottled Vintage Fine Douro Port 1946

C. Da Silva Five Crown Fine Douro Port of the 1946 Vintage.
My research indicates that it is either an old LBV or an old Tawny. C. Da Silva was founded in 1862 and it looks like they used the Five Crowns name for both styles of port. The port in this bottle was very tawny like! It was also somewhat cloudy due to age. The port was sound, though. Lots of sweet candy. Alcohol was dominant but it really tasted like a really old tawny (which it was). This was not an expensive wine to start with so it was fun to drink after the 1926 Durfort Vivens.
— 9 years ago

Château Durfort-Vivens

Margaux Second Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Just coming to maturity and drinking beautifully. Still lots of primary aromas and flavors - cassis, blackberry, black cherry, elderberry, red plum, violet, vanilla, baking spice, forest floor, tobacco leaf, cedar
Great balance of fruit with velvet tannins and acidity for structure.
67% Cab Sauvignon, 25% merlot and 8% Cab Franc. Twenty-two months in barrel, 45% new.
— 6 months ago

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Château Durfort-Vivens

The Society's Exhibition Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

2001 vintage. Margaux made at Durfort-Vivens selected by The Wine Society. A very good effort with still a solid colour, nice fruit and flowers, a gentle medium-bodied Margaux from an underrated vintage. — a year ago

Château Durfort-Vivens

Vivens Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Fantastic. Very deep, mature: leather, smoke, tobacco, oak. Very dry, high acidity. — 8 months ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. 85% Cab, 10% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc and 2% PV. One of the highest % of Cabernet Sauvignon in this wine that I can remember. 14% ABV. Tapenade, smoke and ripe, dark plum nose. Medium body. Softens up somewhat on the finish. Wine (and not just this vintage) occasionally drinks like 2nd growth Durfort-Vivens in Margaux with Mount Eden Vineyards having slightly more body. I need to compare the last three vintages of each all together. Spooky. 4.20.23. — 10 months ago

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Relais de Durfort-Vivens

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Hints of sawed oak with violets and blackberries following closely, very smooth and a lush velvety finish — 8 years ago

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

1989. Renowned mildest latour n yes, no stress to drink like a dufort vivens. Opens up after 2 hrs in decanter. Buy. — 10 years ago