2019 Chateau Durfort-Vivens
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2019 Chateau Durfort-Vivens

Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2032-2037)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Dense pitch black in colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Wonderful aromatics of red to black currants, violets, hints of liquorice, cigar box, earth, black olive, leather and spice sail out of the glass. Mid weighted and possessing a refined feel the palate is nonetheless stacked with rich red to black currant fruits which show good flesh over an earthy back drop. Also chiming in are dusty vanillin cedar, traces of tobacco, dried herbs and spice. Finely rendered tannins provide an excellent framework. The sturdy conclusion layered with attractive red to black fruits and earth.
Cellar 10-15 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Dufort Vivens is a brilliant Margaux, unwinding in the glass with aromas of blackberries, licorice, sweet soil tones, spices and rose petals. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a fleshy core of fruit, rich, powdery tannins and a lively spine of acidity, it concludes with a long and penetrating finish. The blend is dominated by fully 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, which lends the wine immense nobility. Anyone who isn’t aware of just how good Gonzague Lurton’s wines are these days should taste a bottle. Drink 2027 - 2065.
96 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)

The 2019 Durfort-Vivens has fleshed out nicely. Silky, red/purplish fruit, blood orange and pomegranate give this plush Margaux fabulous depth. Time in the glass brings out very pretty floral accents to round things out. This classy Margaux is elegant, nuanced and polished. It's a terrific effort from Gonzague Lurton. Drink 2029-2049.
95 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Aromas of fresh blueberries, currants, crushed raspberries, tobacco leaves, lemon zest, cocoa and oyster shells. It’s medium-bodied with fine, precise tannins. Supple and silky with excellent freshness. One third aged in terracotta amphora. 90% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Try from 2025.
95 points
James Suckling

Flowers, cherries, and tobacco show easily on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, clean, and pure, with silky tannins and a vibrancy that give the perfect amount of lift for the sweet, soft, red fruits. Give this a few years in the cellar and it will be just great to enjoy for 2 or more decades. The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels with 30% of the wine aged in clay amphora. Drink from 2025-2050.
94 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider