Château Durfort-Vivens owes its name to the Durfort de Duras, a powerful family in the South West of France that came to Margaux in the fourteenth century. In 1824, the Viscount of Vivens’ name was added to that of Durfort. The 1855 classification ranked Dufort-Vivens as a Second Cru Classé. Vivens, the second wine, was first produced in 2004 predominantly coming from younger vines and selected parcels.
Located in the communes of Margaux, Cantenac and Soussans, the Durfort-Vivens’ vines are planted on hilltops made up of deep, poor gravel.This magnificent terroir enables an early optimal ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, allowing a full expression of the finesse and silkiness of the tannins, resulting in the freshness and elegance characteristic of a great Margaux.
Jancis Robinson recently mentioned that this Chateau produces one of the best value wines in Bordeaux and we agreed 100%. If we add that this particular baby was born in 2010 vintage, which is considered vintage of the decade, then you would be a fool not to taste it.Drink now or keep for another decade!