Garnet hue. Notes of bell pepper, earthy, and mushroom on the nose; dark fruit on the palate. Medium-plus tannins and acidity. Smooth on the palate with an excellent finish. 52 Cabernet Sauvignon, 41 Merlot, and 7 Petit Verdot. — a month ago
2001 what fun at Le select — 3 months ago
At Brane tasting. Acid and tannin still untouched but the fruit is on the wane, giving an overall slightly disjoined whole. Still - at almost 40yo, still an amazing effort. — 6 days ago
Dollar for dollar a really lovely wine. Enjoyed along side a 1995 Lynch-Bages with an oeufs en Meurette dish. Just a great all-around wine, great color, lovely nose and great mouthfeel. Displayed the elegance of St Julien. Look out for 1989s down the stack from Saint Julien for sure. — 2 months ago
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)
— 3 months ago
From farfar’s cellar. Opened with Will and Monika and Kalen and Hugo. Tough to get the cork out but I did a yeomans job. Developing very well over time, started a bit astringent on the finish but now showing much more structure. Beautiful. — 2 months ago
Deep ruby color.
Aromas of cassis, tomato leaf, clove.
Dry. Flavors of cassis, black pepper, vegetal, clove. Rich, firm tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 3 months ago