Durfort Vivens 2005


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Tasting Notes

Score: 92James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008

Slightly difficult to taste now, but some good fruit and tannin structure. A bit short on the finish. Should develop nicely though.

Score: 85/88James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2006

Tasted blind. Blackish ruby. Rather opulent and satisfying on the nose and alluring on the palate. Some freshness. Slightly bitter finish. But really good start.
Drink 2018-2030

Score: 16Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017

Very dark maroon. Sweet, almost porty notes on the nose. Very sweet on the front palate, without quite enough acidity. Some strong Merlot influence. Good attempt but not very complex. Fades very fast on the finish. Lack of intensity on the mid palate. Not very appetising. Hot finish. Quite brutal. Unappetising - a bit sickly. Drink 2015-22

Score: 16Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2006

Good full red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of black fruits, licorice and burnt cinders; quite primary and grapey. Moderately sweet and youthful, with noteworthy concentration to the currant and licorice flavors. Not yet complex, but there's plenty of underlying structure here for aging.

Score: 88+Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008

Black-red, really fine natural concentration, slightly smoky, tobacco-leaf nose, even a touch of iron, flavours already complex, masses of energy and grip alongside the deeply fragrant fruit. Drink 2010-25.

Score: 18Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, April 2006

Powerful and closed, with a big finish. Will be very good. Tight now but has huge depth and plenty of weight , though it wears it lightly. Drink from 2013. Awarded 4 stars.

Score: 17Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine, July 2008

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