Château Durfort-Vivens, “Vivens” Margaux

France | 2016

£44 a bottle

This wine has a beautiful deep ruby colour with purple tints. The nose is very expressive, with intense aromas of ripe plums, blackberries and violet alongside distinct dark olive and spicy notes. Rich and round, the body is well structured with polished tannins and delicate layers of oak.

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Located in the communes of Margaux, Cantenac and Soussans, the Durfort-Vivens vines are planted on hilltops made up of deep, poor gravel. The gravel was deposited by successive riverbeds of the Garonne in the Quaternary period. 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.


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 14th century. In 1824, the name of Vivens was added when Viscount Robert Labat de Vivens inherited the property. First produced in 2004, ‘Vivens’ is the Château’s second wine and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, sourced predominantly from younger vines. The wine is aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels and 80% one-year-old barrels.

Grape Variety

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

Alcohol Percentage


In the Press

Jancis Robinson scored 18

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Country of Origin


Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic

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