2015 Château Durfort-Vivens "Le Relais de Durfort-Vivens" Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Nose with an intense, dazzling bouquet: notes of white lilac, violets, which blend delicately with red fruits, with mineral and spicy nuances. A soft, unctuous and rich palate. Remarkable tannic freshness on the finish.



Second Wine of Château Durfort-Vivens, Margaux

The Relais de Durfort-Vivens 2015 offers a successful expression of the richness, elegance and harmony of a very good Margaux. Ideal for sharing a moment of conviviality, around a good meal. Perfect pairing: Duck stuffed with Bordelaise and its crème de cassis sauce. Duck burger, fries, and their crème de cassis sauce.


Durfort-Vivens first begins as a story of cloak and dagger since the Château is a 14th century hunting lodge, belonging to the Durfort de Duras knights. It was only in the 17th century that the Château became a wine estate.
In 1787, Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, saw the beauty of the wines of Château Durfort-Vivens and placed it just after Châteaux Lafite, Latour and Margaux.

This unofficial position will nevertheless be reinforced by the 1855 classification, where Château Durfort-Vivens will be hoisted to second place. Unfortunately in 1937, Château Margaux bought Durfort-Vivens and the infrastructure deteriorated little by little. In 1961, Lucien Lurton acquired the property and entrusted the reins a few years later to his son Gonzague.

Stimulated by the challenge and the potential of the property, Gonzague aims to regain its level of 2nd Grand Cru Classé.
He sets himself a challenge, that of doing things differently than the Bordeaux wines of the 1990s, sometimes alienating the most renowned critics.

In 2016, against all the expectations of his Bordeaux entourage, he obtained organic and biodynamic certifications and placed Château Durfort-Vivens as a doubly certified 1er Cru Classé de Margaux.

For his wines, Gonzague Lurton seeks the purest expression of fruit. Amphorae are an inevitable part of the aging of Château Durfort-Vivens wines. Its amphorae cellar is now the largest in volume in the world.


Grape(s) Cabernet, Merlot
Farming Biodynamic