Château Durfort Vivens, Margaux

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Château Durfort Vivens, Margaux

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Tasting Note

Ranked as a Second Cru Classé in the 1855 classification, the estate was bought by the company owning Chateau Margaux, whose main shareholder at that time was the Lurton family. in 1961 Lucien Lurton, a great lover and protector of wine-loving 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.

Aromas of redcurrants, blueberries, violets, and light tobacco. Smooth on the palate with fine tannins and a long finish.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Château Durfort Vivens

  • France

  • Bordeaux

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 72% ; Grape Merlot 22% ; Grape Cabernet Franc 6%

  • 2011

  • 75cl

  • 13.00%

  • Vegetarian

  • 1.2

  • 3.42

  • Charcuterie, red meat and cheese.


Located in the communes of Margaux, Cantenac and Soussans, the Durfort-Vivens vines are planted on hilltops made up of deep, particularly poor gravel. The gravel was deposited by successive river-beds of the Garonne in the Quaternary period. This magnificent terroir enables an early optimal ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, thereby allowing a full expression of the finesse and silkiness of the tannins, resulting in the freshness and elegance characteristic of a great Margaux. At Château Durfort-Vivens the constant search for a natural balance between the vines and the terroir is reflected in traditional growing techniques.


After very careful harvesting, the wines are selected according to the part of the vineyard they come from, in small volume vats housed in the new cellars. Matured for 20 months in oak barrels, 45% of which are new.


  • 92/100 - This shows a wonderful depth of very ripe strawberry character, with lots of raspberries, too. Full body, velvety tannins and a fresh finish. This is very stylish for the vintage and shows a deft hand in winemaking.

    •, February 2014
    • James Suckling

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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