Château Durfort-Vivens - Margaux - 2010
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Appellation: Margaux 2nd Growth
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.