2009 Durfort-Vivens, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1056633 93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Loads of sweet tobacco and berry character, with hints of chocolate on the nose. Full body, with meat and earth. Juicy finish. Tannins build on the finish. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Ripely juicy, a wine that feels fresh as much as rich. It shows extreme berry juice as well as acidity. But there is also some density. Inner quote mark (4/2010)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Charming bouquet with a hint of flowers and plums. Suave and very concentrated, but there’s enough acidity to give it drive – a combination of richness and Margaux elegance. Everything is in place. (panel tasting) Inner quote mark (6/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Plump and forward, with a tasty core of dark plum, fig sauce and blackberry preserves rolled together and pushed from behind by apple wood and tobacco notes. A flash of bittersweet cocoa adds length on the finish. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Aged 18 months in barrel (50% new oak). Relatively youthful ruby-garnet hue. Aromatically pleasant with a bouquet of blackcurrant and blueberry. Ripe with some sweetness and added density on the mid palate. Tannins supple and round. Length on the finish and, at last, some Margaux typicality and elegance. (JL) Inner quote mark (6/2022)

Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Delicious notes of black olives, unsmoked cigar tobacco, black currants and black cherries jump from the glass of this plump, aromatic, silky, medium to full-bodied Margaux. One of the finest Durfort Vivens yet produced, it is filled with purity and elegance. Enjoy it over the next 15-20 years. (RP) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright red-ruby. Slightly peppery aromas of sour cherry, tobacco, menthol and herbs. Juicy, penetrating and rather light in body, with sound acidity and good floral and herbal cut giving life to the middle palate. A bit green and dry, but this nicely delineated claret should drink well over the next 10 to 15 years. (ST) Inner quote mark (7/2012)

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