Château Durfort-Vivens 2014
Laguna Cellar featuring Château Durfort-Vivens, Margaux, Bordeaux

Château Durfort-Vivens 2014

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• Domaine: Château Durfort-Vivens
• A.O.C: Margaux
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855

• Soil: deep gravel from the Quaternary period (Günz and Mindel) with a sand/clay matrix
• Grape varietals: 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc , 24% Merlot
• Vinification: wooden and concrete vats with capacities that enable each parcel to be treated separately
• Maturing: an average of eighteen months in Bordeaux type barrels made from fine grain oak from the forests of central France. 35 to 45 % of the barrels are renewed every year

Tasting Notes

"The Château Durfort-Vivens 2014...it occasionally seems a little "green" on the nose...but not this year: it is still classical and in some eyes, maybe lean, but there is ample freshness and clarity with lively blackberry and blueberry fruit, touches of cedar emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, atypically plush in style with a very harmonious, sensual finish. I would never guess the identity of the château based on this barrel sample, but it undeniably well crafted with good potential after bottling." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/29/2015, Issue 218), Ratings: 89-91, Drink: 2017-2037

 


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