Jancis Robinson: Very dark. Lifted, very wild sort of nose with lots going on there. Round and mentholated. Interesting wine!
Wine Enthusiast: Barrel Sample. This is a seriously structured wine, although one with great fruit potential. It has a dense texture, dusty tannins and powerful fruits that will develop into a long-lasting wine. 94–96.
For the 2013 harvest, the estate became 100% organically farmed. 2013 was the first year Durfort Vivens also moved to 100% Biodynamic farming methods. They will receive their certification for biodynamic and oorganic farming in 2016 from Ecocert and Biodyvin.
The 55 hectare Margaux vineyard of Durfort Vivens in Margaux has a terroir of gravel, clay and sand soil. The vines are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon , 24% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc