Château Durfort Vivens, Margaux 2ème grand cru classé 2021
Red wine

Château Durfort Vivens, Margaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2021

You’ll find several Cabernet-dominant blends in classified Médoc estates in 2021, and this is a near-100% example (97%, with a drop of Merlot that was affected by both fruit set and frost). It translates into an attractive deep plum colour, with violet reflections, and a purity to the blueberry and raspberry fruits, far removed from the solar aromatics we have got used to. Cool vintage signatures abound with undergrowth and liqourice bud, and similarities to good vintages of the 1980s in terms of balance and tannic frame.  I have been a huge fan of Durfort in recent years, and this has good potential for ageing. Plenty of adapting in the vineyard to achieve this result, including leaving grass and cereal cover throughout to increase water stress. 70% new oak and the rest amphoras.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

0%

Bottle size

750ml

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Margaux AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Jane Anson