Le Relais de Durfort-Vivens, Margaux 2016, Château Durfort-Vivens
Le Relais de Durfort Vivens is the château’s wine designed to provide drinking enjoyment immediately, as well as having medium-term cellaring potential. It has a deep violet-purple colour, black and red fruit aromas, with mineral and woody notes. It is rich-textured, with velvety, supple tannin structure. In 1937 the estate was bought by the company owning Château Margaux, whose main shareholder at that time was the Lurton family. In 1961 Lucien Lurton, a great lover and protector of wine-producing terroirs, acquired and restored this exceptional vineyard. In 1992, his son Gonzague inherited the property. He modernized its operation with a view to developing the terroir’s unique qualities.