Chateau Durfort-Vivens - Margaux 2eme Grand Cru Classe - 2009 - Wine Store Los Angeles
  • Chateau Durfort-Vivens - Margaux 2eme Grand Cru Classe - 2009 - Wine Store Los Angeles

Château Durfort-Vivens - Margaux - 2010

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Technical Info

Region: Bordeaux

Appellation: Margaux 2nd Growth

Vintage: 2005

Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Estate: 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.

At the end of the eighteenth century, the quality of the Durfort wine began to be appreciated. 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.
Tasting Notes : The 2005 Château Durfort-Vivens is remarkable for its very intense, almost seductive expression of aromas.
The bouquet offers an elegant combination of floral notes (violets), spices (pepper, cinnamon, liquorice and vanilla), red fruit (blackberries, blackcurrants and raspberries) and minerals.
On the palate, there is a balance between richness, smoothness, freshness and power that verges on perfection. This wine is voluptuous, smooth, fruity, finely textured, full-bodied and very long.
There can be no doubt that this is an exceptional vintage that is already very generous on the palate, and shows excellent potential to improve further over time.