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Chateau Dufort Vivens

CHATEAU DUFORT VIVENS 2005 - Margaux From 2ème Grand Cru Classé - France - Red Wine

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chateau durfort vivens

Country : France
Region : Bordeaux - Margaux
Type : Red
Year : 2005
Volume : 75 cl

TASTING NOTES  : Good full red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of black fruits, licorice and burnt cinders; quite primary and grapey. Moderately sweet and youthful, with noteworthy concentration to the currant and licorice flavors. Not yet complex, but there's plenty of underlying structure here for aging. " Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008" .  Very dark maroon. Sweet, almost porty notes on the nose. Very sweet on the front palate, without quite enough acidity. Some strong Merlot influence. Good attempt but not very complex. Fades very fast on the finish. Lack of intensity on the mid palate. Not very appetising. Hot finish. Quite brutal. Unappetising - a bit sickly. Drink 2015-22  " Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2006" .

ABOUT THE WINE  :  This is a classically wrought Margaux from 2ème Grand Cru Classé estate, Château Durfort Vivens. From the superb 2005 vintage, it is composed of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 45% new oak for 22 months. Black-fruited, mineral and supremely elegant, this is an excellent example of Left Bank Bordeaux ideal for drinking right away.

ABOUT THE WINERY : Proud and hard-working owner Gonzague Lurton appreciated fully this vintage, the perfect conditions meaning the winemaker's involvement was minimal and the wine's classic terroir, in the heart of the appellation, and sheer class come to the fore. The 2005 is very fresh and shows all the Margaux hallmarks of elegance and finesse with beautifully pure fruit and utterly natural with judicious use of oak.  This is almost certainly the best Ch. Durfort Vivens in recent years, and in 2005 it certainly lives up to its deuxième Cru status. Exceptional value for the quality of the wine.