The 2019 Chateau Dufort Vivens is a brilliant Margaux wine. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of blackberries, licorice, sweet soil tones, spices and rose petals. This Chateau Durfort Vivens is a full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a fleshy core of fruit, rich, powdery tannins and a lively spine of acidity. It concludes with a long and penetrating finish. The blend of this wine is dominated by fully 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, which lends the wine immense nobility.
A polished, sophisticated Bordeaux wine. This 2019 Chateau Durfort Vivens was fermented in a combination of vat and amphora. This Margaux wine feels a bit light. The 2019 vintage is among 2/3ds in new oak and 1/3rd in terracotta. Inky dark fruit, grilled herbs, lavender, pine, spice notes and a range of string Cabernet inflections are some of the signatures.
96 points Wine Advocate
95 points James Suckling
94 points Vinous