Chateau Durfort Vivens Margaux 2016 Organic
Chateau Durfort Vivens' first vintage as certified Biodynamic and Organic by Biodyvin and Ecocert. This made them the first classified growth property in the Margaux appellation to achieve both certifications. The property had a long history dating back to 12th century when it was owned by Durfort de Duras family for seven centuries until it exchanged hands in 1824 to M. de Vivens. This is the same family that owned Chateau Lamothe, later named Chateau Margaux. The direction of the vineyard and winemaking is spearheaded by husband and wife team Gonzague Lurton and Claire Villars-Lurton.
The lovely estate sits on 55 ha of vines planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.
96 pt Wine Enthusiast CELLAR SELECTION
94 pt Decanter
93 pt Vinous
90-91 Wine Advocate
"Now biodynamically certified by Demeter as of the 2016 vintage, this has a full 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 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." Decanter
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