2010 Chateau Durfort Vivens (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90-93
Wine Advocate: 89-91
Vinous Media: 89-92
Jeff Leve: 89-91
James Suckling: 91-92
Red Wine

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"Sappy and intense, with a tongue-coating feel to the crushed plum and cherry preserve notes. Long and silky through the finish, with black tea and iron lurking." (WS)

"Following decades of mediocrity, this property has finally produced a wine worthy of reviewing. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2010 (13.9% alcohol) possesses a dark purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of spring flowers, black currants, blueberries and damp earth. Medium-bodied, elegant and concentrated with more depth, richness and texture than other recent vintages, it will benefit from 6-8 years of cellaring and should drink well over the following two decades." (WA)

"(a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot and 4% cabernet franc) Fully saturated purple-ruby. Very ripe, complex aromas of black cherry, plums macerated in alcohol, crushed stone and coffee, lifted by a violet topnote. Sweet, lush and generous, conveying a strong impression of dry extract; the rich flavors are similar to the aromas. The long finish is youthfully tannic and chewy. " (IWC)

"Durfort Vivens From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, (Which is almost identical to the blend in 2009) this medium bodied, soft, cassis and red plum, Bordeaux wine is elegantly styled and should drink well within a few years of release." (JL)

"A chewy red with blackberry and blueberry character and polished tannins. Full, with a solid core of fruit. Serious finish. Balanced and attractive." (JS)