Vinous – 93/100
The 2015 Durfort-Vivens has a perfumed bouquet with more ripeness and perfume than the previous vintage. Buoyant red berry fruit, blueberry and a touch of violet, there is perhaps more Margaux-like than the 2014. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy with a fine acidity, a touch of white pepper and clove towards the finish and a hint of espresso on the aftertaste. This is a superb Durfort Vivens, arguably the finest up to that point. Tasted twice, both at the château and at Jascott’s Bordeaux tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2035
Robert Parker – 89
The 2015 Durfort Vivens was a little closed at first, although it soon awoke with scents of briary, damp earth and pencil lead. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and fresh with light black fruit laced with tobacco, although I would have liked more depth on the finish. Enjoy this biodynamically made Margaux over the next decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
Lovely period label. Certified biodynamic from 2016. Much deeper crimson than any wine tasted so far. This is the business on the nose! Lovely layers and complexity plus lusciousness. Really very gorgeous with fruit definitively trumping the hidden tannins. Subtle and making the most of Margaux’s fragrance and gentle texture.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038