Château Durfort-Vivens Margaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2016

Château Durfort-Vivens Margaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2016

Regular price €105.00
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‘I just love this, it has a true sense of forward motion but it is also intense, complex and layered.’
Jane Anson, Decanter

‘From the first vintage when this vineyard was fully certified biodynamic, this wine reveals an estate in its stride. It has richness and great depths along with a line of black fruits and acidity. Concentrated and tannic, the wine will age. Drink this long-lasting wine from 2026.’
96/100 Roger Voss Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
‘This is really superb with beautiful density and ripe tannin texture. Full body and a round and polished texture. Rich and impressive but all in class. Made from biodynamic grapes. Almost all Cabernet Sauvignon.’
95–6/100 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com March 2017
‘Now biodynamically certified by Demeter as of the 2016 vintage… This was a great year for Cabernet, certainly as you move further up the Médoc, and it is flexing its muscles here. I just love this, it has a true sense of forward motion but it is also intense, complex and layered. Extremely clear liquorice and tight black spice, with waves of soft floral, almost violet, notes. Sometimes a forgotten estate in Margaux, as far as any 1855 property can be forgotten, but we are going to see the plaudits increase over the next few years, and this is sounding the starting gun. Drink: 2027-2050’
94/100 Jane Anson, Decanter, April 2017
‘The 2016 Durfort-Vivens is gorgeous. Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics and structure play off the natural intensity of the year beautifully. Blackberry, grilled herbs, licorice, leather and crème de cassis are all vividly sketched in this layered, expressive Margaux. Readers should expect a dark, exotic Margaux that stands a bit apart from the norm for the appellation.’
93/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2019
Wine colourRed wine
CountryFrance
AppellationMargaux
Vintage2016
Grape variety94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
Alcohol13.5%
Bottle size75cl
Certified organic?yes, and DEMETER certification from the 2016 vintage, vineyards fully biodynamic since 2012

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