Château Durfort-Vivens

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1250 ratings
9.135 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.4

#margaux #grandcruclassé complex, fine and elegant aromas. Cedar, cigar box and hints of sweet pipe tobacco

#margaux #grandcruclassé complex, fine and elegant aromas. Cedar, cigar box and hints of sweet pipe tobacco

Jul 15th, 2017
Marcy Simon

70% Cabernet & 30%merlot produced with Old vines 2nd classification. Worth buying & trying

70% Cabernet & 30%merlot produced with Old vines 2nd classification. Worth buying & trying

6 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2014
Jenna E

This definitely needed time to open up. After about 30 minutes the flavors really came through with the black fruits, tobacco, bell pepper, menthol. This is a fabulous wine.

This definitely needed time to open up. After about 30 minutes the flavors really came through with the black fruits, tobacco, bell pepper, menthol. This is a fabulous wine.

5 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
Robert Leopardi

Chateau Durfort Vivens 1926 , Margaux 2nd Growth drunk as a birth year wine at a celebration of a birthday party for my 89 year old mother-in-law Rosy Isabelle! Wine was purchased about 12 years ago from a retired estate sale guy. Wine was imported by Louden Imports, Albuquerque, N.M. Probably in the 1980s from Whitwham & Co. In England. I have no idea how it was stored before i got it. Fill was just at should to a little below. Cork disintegrated while being drawn out with a 1920s era Sanbri Pronged Cork Puller. Color was brickish with some clarity issues. We did not exhibit any apparent oxidation with just slight hints of dried red fruits, but mostly musty and earthy characteristics. I drank for over 30 minutes without a dip in quality. Overall, a great experience! Perhaps giving it a higher rating than it truly deserves, but there it is!

Chateau Durfort Vivens 1926 , Margaux 2nd Growth drunk as a birth year wine at a celebration of a birthday party for my 89 year old mother-in-law Rosy Isabelle! Wine was purchased about 12 years ago from a retired estate sale guy. Wine was imported by Louden Imports, Albuquerque, N.M. Probably in the 1980s from Whitwham & Co. In England. I have no idea how it was stored before i got it. Fill was just at should to a little below. Cork disintegrated while being drawn out with a 1920s era Sanbri Pronged Cork Puller. Color was brickish with some clarity issues. We did not exhibit any apparent oxidation with just slight hints of dried red fruits, but mostly musty and earthy characteristics. I drank for over 30 minutes without a dip in quality. Overall, a great experience! Perhaps giving it a higher rating than it truly deserves, but there it is!

2 people found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Chris Hanson

Smooth and deliciously fragrant

Smooth and deliciously fragrant

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2014
Kevin Yen

2014/1/24 @sushi

2014/1/24 @sushi

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2014
たいすけ よしむら

フランスわいん、料理に合わすのはおもしろい!

フランスわいん、料理に合わすのはおもしろい!

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2013
Andrew Dietrich

Chocolate and tobacco on the nose. Full bodied. Needed an hour to open up

Chocolate and tobacco on the nose. Full bodied. Needed an hour to open up

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2013
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Quite nice. Musty dusty vegetal nose. Lively acid, tannins are papery but relatively soft, pronounced bell pepper, tobacco and spice, dry menthol laden finished.

Quite nice. Musty dusty vegetal nose. Lively acid, tannins are papery but relatively soft, pronounced bell pepper, tobacco and spice, dry menthol laden finished.

Jun 19th, 2017
Sam Decker

Very good for the $$. Grip, earth, balance.

Very good for the $$. Grip, earth, balance.

Feb 27th, 2017