2020 Durfort Vivens Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 97 JS 96 VN 96 WA 95 DC 94 JA 94
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

In this wine, the tannins are velvety, with black fruits that are immensely concentrated. The texture and powerful tannins provide superb foils for the fruit. Drink from 2027. Organic and biodynamic. - Roger Voss
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

Aromas of blackberries, black olives, lead pencil and blueberries. Full-bodied with very velvety tannins. It’s big and rich for Margaux, but then it tightens at the finish. It will come around with bottle age. One for the...
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Durfort-Vivens is a dense, concentrated wine, just as it was en primeur. Blackberry jam, grilled herbs, lavender, menthol and chocolate are some of the many notes that build as the 2020 shows off its breadth and...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(95+ points) The 2020 Durfort Vivens has turned out beautifully, unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark cherries and berries mingled with hints of licorice, baking chocolate and mint. Medium to full-bodied, deep and...
DC 94

Decanter, February 2023

Blueberries, plums, black cherries - dark bramble fruits with herbal, medicinal nuances on the nose. Ripe and juicy, this is calm and supremely controlled on the palate - harmonious but you can feel the construction and...
JA 94

janeanson.com, December 2022

Beautiful depth and character of fruit here, understated power, lilac, peony, wet stones, blackcurrant, slate tannins, edges of oyster shell and rosemary spice. This has density without weight. Showcases the seriousness...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Durfort Vivens, a truly exceptional Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Margaux region of France. This red wine is a true embodiment of elegance and refinement, showcasing the unique characteristics of the terroir and the expertise of the Durfort Vivens winery.

In the glass, the 2020 Durfort Vivens displays a deep, rich red color that immediately captivates the eye. With a closure of cork, this wine embraces tradition and craftsmanship, inviting you to savor each sip with anticipation.

On the nose, this wine reveals a symphony of aromas, led by enticing notes of blackberries, black olives, and blueberries. These fruity aromas are complemented by the subtle presence of lead pencil, adding a touch of complexity and intrigue. It is a bouquet that is both enticing and sophisticated, promising a truly remarkable tasting experience.

As the wine caresses your palate, you will be enveloped by its full-bodied nature and the velvety texture of its tannins. It is worth noting that this wine is big and rich for a Margaux, showcasing the depth and intensity of its flavor profile. However, as you approach the finish, the wine tightens, leaving a lasting impression of balance and finesse.

The 2020 Durfort Vivens is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot, sourced from biodynamically grown grapes. This commitment to sustainable viticulture ensures that the wine is not only exceptional in taste but also reflective of the winery's dedication to the environment.

Renowned wine critics have lauded the 2020 Durfort Vivens, with James Suckling awarding it an impressive score of 96 points. Suckling describes it as a wine that will benefit from bottle aging and recommends trying it after 2026. Decanter also praises its fruit-forward nature, precise direction, and harmonious structure, awarding it a score of 94 points.

Vinous joins in the chorus of acclaim, awarding the 2020 Durfort Vivens a score of 96 points. They highlight its density, concentration, and striking inner perfume as standout features. Wine Enthusiast is equally impressed, awarding it an outstanding score of 97 points and praising its velvety tannins and immensely concentrated black fruits.

Jane Anson commends the wine for its beautiful depth and character of fruit, as well as its supple tannins. She notes the seriousness of the vintage and the shift in production towards a more focused Grand Vin. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also joins the chorus of praise, awarding the 2020 Durfort Vivens 95+ points and describing it as layered, concentrated, and demanding of patience.

In conclusion, the 2020 Durfort Vivens is a wine that embodies the very essence of the Margaux region. With its complex aromas, velvety texture, and exceptional aging potential, it is a wine that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this Bordeaux Blend is a true testament to the artistry and passion of the Durfort Vivens winery.