2022 Ch Durfort-Vivens 2ème Cru Margaux - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Durfort-Vivens
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2027 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Durfort-Vivens 2ème Cru Margaux - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Durfort-Vivens
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2027 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £330.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 93-96

    A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, the 2022 Durfort Vivens is a lovely wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of minty dark berries, sweet plums, licorice and burning embers. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's rich and concentrated, with a deep and lively core of fruit framed by sweet, powdery tannins.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 Durfort-Vivens is a wild, exotic wine that very much shows the natural opulence of the year. Super-ripe dark red/purplish fruit, pomegranate and sweet spice are front and center. There’s a bit more Merlot in this year’s blend, and that seems to come through in the wine’s overall fruit intensity. The final blend is project to be 70% new oak and 30% amphora, but the sample I tasted was only taken from oak components, as the wine had only been racked into amphora shortly prior to this tasting. Drink 2030-2052.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    Gonzague Lurton inherited this Margaux Second Growth from his father, Bordeaux luminary Lucien Lurton. Since taking over the property in 1992, Gonzague has overseen its conversion to biodynamic practices, becoming Demeter certified in 2016. With a careful élevage, one third in terracotta amphora and two thirds in new oak, this is unsurprisingly a very fruit focused wine, full of dark olive, blackcurrant and fresh fig. A broad and voluminous wine with a rounded mouthfeel and a lift of light acidity on the finish. The 2022 vintage cements the revival of this historic property as a hugely respected Classified Growth.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 96-97

    The quality of the tannins are pure velvet yet so, so fine in texture. Medium to full body with a weightless presence and beautiful heart. Rose stem and other flowers. 84% cabernet sauvignon and 16% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 94-96

    The 2022 Château Durfort-Vivens showed brilliantly and is a seriously good wine in the making. Vinified at Brane-Cantenac and aging in 60% new oak, with 40% in amphora, it has a pure, focused, medium to full-bodied style as well as both red and black fruits, some violet and floral nuances, nicely integrated oak, and a great finish. This is one of those wines that builds with time in the glass, and it should clearly be outstanding, if not truly exceptional.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18+

    The Lurtons started biodynamics at Durfort in 2008, and the first 100% vintage was in 2012. They were then certified in 2016 by Demeter. It follows that this wine is as alive as any I have tasted on the Left Bank. They harvested in two distinct tries – from 1st to 15th September and then from 19th September to 12th October. You will note that this is one of the latest harvests on the Left Bank, and they waited because there was still freshness and tension in the berries. Gonzague Lurton reported that this was the best vintage he could remember for Merlot. There is pulsing minerality throughout this wine, framed by a haunting perfume and a super-dry finish. The midpalate is gravel-soaked, tense and wonderfully floral, demanding attention. There is a wildness and a faint smokiness here, which is alluring but strict. This is a fascinating wine with an incredibly bright outlook and a ramrod-straight palate.

Producer

Château Durfort-Vivens

One of the oldest château in Bordeaux, this property was originally established in the 12th centuryby the Durfort de Duras family. In 1824, it was purchased by M. de Vivens who consequently addedhis own name. Over the years, it fluttered about various owners like a feather in the wind (including Château Margaux) until it landed in the palm of the Lurton family, Gonzagues Lurton to be exact.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.