2019 Chateau Durfort-Vivens Margaux Pre-Arrival
Wine Enthusiast - "Maturing in two-thirds barrels and one-third amphorae, this wine is already beautiful. Made from 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, it shows a fine balance between dense tannins and elegant, ripe black fruit. The promise for this biodynamic wine is immense and certainly long-term. Barrel Sample: 95-97"
James Suckling - "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."
Vinous - "The 2019 Durfort-Vivens is a polished, sophisticated wine. The 2019 was fermented in a combination of vat and amphora. Today, the wine feels a bit light. It will be interesting to see if it fills out a bit more during élevage. The 2019 is among 2/3ds in new oak and 1/3rd in terracotta. Inky dark fruit, grilled herbs, lavender, pine, spice notes and a range of string Cabernet inflections are some of the signatures. The 2019 is a wine built more on energy and persistence than on overt textural depth, as was the case in the 2018. (92-94pts)"
|Winery||Chateau Durfort Vivens|
|Grape Varietals||Bordeaux Blend|