Château Durfort-Vivens 2010
• Domaine: Château Durfort-Vivens
• Appellation (AOC): Margaux
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
• 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
"Following decades of mediocrity, this property has finally produced a wine worthy of reviewing. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2010 (13.9% alcohol) possesses a dark purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of spring flowers, black currants, blueberries and damp earth. Medium-bodied, elegant and concentrated with more depth, richness and texture than other recent vintages, it will benefit from 6-8 years of cellaring and should drink well over the following two decades." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (5/1/2011, Issue 194), Ratings: 89-91, Drink: 2017-2037
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