Chateau Dufort-Vivens 2010 Margaux

Chateau Dufort-Vivens 2010 Margaux

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A wine for long-term aging. This 2010 scored 93 points!

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About Chateau Dufort-Vivens 2010 Margaux

In 1824, Chateau Durfort took the second part of their name from the owner at the time, the Viscount of Vivens and became Chateau Durfort Vivens. In those days, the wines of Chateau Durfort Vivens were popular. In fact, the 1844 vintage was priced higher than every other Bordeaux wine in the appellation, except for Chateau Margaux of course. Thomas Jefferson was a Bordeaux wine connoisseur and ranked it directly after Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Margaux in his fascinating travel diaries. To show the tasting acumen of Thomas Jefferson, the 1855 classification ranked Durfort Vivens as a Second Growth. Not exactly just behind Lafite Rothschild, but not that far from that ranking either. Today the property is owned and managed by the Lurton family who purchased Durfort Vivens in 1961. Prior to the Lurton era, for a period of time, the wines were made at Chateau Margaux. In the outstanding 2010 vintage they produced an exceptional, age-worthy wine that is all but entirely gone from the marketplace. Robert Parker scored this 89-91 saying "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.", James Suckling scored it 91-92 saying "A chewy red, with blackberry and blueberry character and polished tannins. Full, with a solid core of fruit. Serious finish. Balanced and attractive." and Wine Spectator scored it 90-93 saying "Sappy and intense, with a tongue-coating feel to the crushed plum and cherry preserve notes. Long and silky through the finish, with black tea and iron lurking." and Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 93 saying "An ugly duckling at en primeur time, this has since blossomed into a wine that is structured, tending toward severity. Yet it also has richness in the form of layered black fruit, with smooth wood influence and tight acidity on the finish. It's a wine for long-term aging." Very LIMITED!!!

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 13.5%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Appellation Margaux

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