Durfort-Vivens 1981 - Margaux
2nd Classified Growth of Margaux
Two bottles available at two different prices.
Levels and condition of labels as shown on pictures
Château Durfort-Vivens is not the most common in our glasses or in our cellars. Yet crowned with a second cru classé title from 1855 and considered in its time as one of the best Bordeaux by President Thomas Jefferson and by all wine lovers, this château has not experienced the rise of its peers. The estate's vines are surrounded by those of Château Margaux.
Tasting Notes: Contrary to what one might say (an overly old wine, from an average vintage at a time when the Château was underperforming) this wine is remarkable. Tiled color and fully ripe, earthy, cedar and animal aromas. But it remains harmonious, some notes of sweet red fruits are still felt. The finish is certainly a little short, but it is an elegant and classic old Bordeaux to drink now and which will appeal to lovers of discovery.
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