WEINWISSER: "84 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 16 % Merlot, pH 3.75, 13.5 Vol.-%, 30 hl/ha. Konzentriertes blaubeeriges Bouquet, Veilchen und Iris, frischer schwarzer Pfeffer und Graphit. Am sublimen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, engmaschigem Tanningerüst und durchtrainiertem Körper. Im gebündelten, geradlinigen Finale schwarzbeerige Konturen, tiefschürfende Terroirwürze und feinkörniges Extrakt. Für Gonzague Lurton sind es zwei Jahrgänge in einem, d.h. er hat unglaubliche Frische & intensive Konzentration! 2030 – 2055."
JAMES SUCKLING: "The quality of the tannins are pure velvet yet so, so fine in texture. Medium to full body with a weightless presence and beautiful heart. Rose stem and other flowers. 84% cabernet sauvignon and 16% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification."
DECANTER: "Lovely freshness and aromatic complexity on the nose; herbs, spices, flowers, bitterness, freshness. Juicy and alive, a brightness and liveliness straight away. The energy here is wonderful, so lean and clean, pure and precise, very pretty, fun and joyful with a salty tang underneath. Delicate almost with such well integrated tannins giving a soft push from start to finish. Really very compelling and drinkable, easy to approach with layers of freshness and the most gorgeous acidity. Not as dense or fleshy as others, but makes up for it in bite, energy and enjoyable minerality. Effortless winemaking. 3.65pH. 12% press. 85-90 IPT, but you wouldn’t tell, it’s so sleek, the power is channelled in a straight line from start to finish. Ageing: 18 months, 70% in new oak barrels and 30% in amphorae TAVA."
JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2022 Château Durfort-Vivens showed brilliantly and is a seriously good wine in the making. Vinified at Brane-Cantenac and aging in 60% new oak, with 40% in amphora, it has a pure, focused, medium to full-bodied style as well as both red and black fruits, some violet and floral nuances, nicely integrated oak, and a great finish. This is one of those wines that builds with time in the glass, and it should clearly be outstanding, if not truly exceptional."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, the 2022 Durfort Vivens is a lovely wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of minty dark berries, sweet plums, licorice and burning embers. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's rich and concentrated, with a deep and lively core of fruit framed by sweet, powdery tannins."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Frische Zwetschken, reife Brombeeren, ein Hauch von Lakritze, kandierte Orangenzesten. Mittlere Komplexität, rotbeerige Nuancen, zarte Extraktsüße, tragende Tannine, ein Hauch von Abgang, verfügt über Länge, wird von einigen Jahren Reife profitieren."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Deep crimson hue. Creamy and expressive with crème de cassis notes. Plenty of lift and freshness, the fruit juicy and tannins fine. Firmly structured all the same. Pinpoint for the vintage."