Chateau Durfort-Vivens Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2016

198.00 SGD -15%

168.00 SGD
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Sommelier's Notes

Château Durfort-Vivens is a prestigious estate located in the heart of the Margaux appellation. Its history dates back to the 15th century when it was originally a hunting lodge owned by the Durfort de Duras knights.

It wasn't until the 17th century that it became a wine estate. In 1787, Thomas Jefferson, the US ambassador to France, praised Château Durfort in his travel notes, ranking it just below Châteaux Lafite, Latour, and Margaux.

In 1824, the estate passed into the hands of the de Vivens family, and they attached their name to it. Consequently, Château Durfort-Vivens was classified as Second Grand Cru Classé in the 1855 classification for the Paris World's Fair.

In 1961, François Lurton acquired the château, and his son Gonzague took over in 1992. They have been committed to respecting the environment and producing wines that showcase the purest expression of the fruit.

Château Durfort-Vivens was the first of the Crus Classés of Margaux to be certified in Organic Agriculture as well as in Biodynamic Agriculture.

The winery is renowned for having the largest amphora winery in the world by volume, with the amphorae promoting the purity of the fruit.

The vineyard of Château Durfort-Vivens spans 62 hectares, situated on gravel soils facing the Garonne River.

The majority of the vines (85%) are Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller proportions of Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (4%), and Petit Verdot (1%), which are used for both the Grand Vin and the Second wine, Relais de Durfort-Vivens.

Additionally, there is just under one hectare of vines planted with white grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, used to produce the estate's white wine, Sec, Durfort-Vivens Blanc de Noir.

The wines of Château Durfort-Vivens are renowned for their finesse and elegance within the Margaux appellation. They exhibit a silky texture, precision, and a strong emphasis on the expression of fruit.


Wine Enthusiast 97/100

James Suckling 96/100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92/100

Decanter 94/100

Antonio Galloni - Vinous 93/100

Jancis Robinson 17.5/20

Usually Bought Together

REGION: Bordeaux - AOC Margaux
Appellation: AOC Margaux
Region: Bordeaux - AOC Margaux
Estate: Chateau Durfort-Vivens
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 94% Merlot 6%
Did you know?: Together with his wife Claire Villars-Merlaut, owner Gonzague Lurton now owns château Domeyne at St-Estèphe and Acaibo , at Somona, California.
Deep ruby colour with purple tints
Elegant but also intense, complex and layered. Extremely clear liquorice and black spices, with waves of soft floral, rose and violet, notes alongside a wild cocktail of aromas including leather, tobacco, smoke and liquorice.
The core of the wine is still delicious dark Cabernet fruit flavours. Real lift and freshness across this wine make it in our words “racy and distinctive.
16 C
It will pair perfectly well with fine dishes as papillotte of sea bass, a roasted poultry or a sauté of veal with morels.
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