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Viven Margaux 2015
SKU: 10024

Viven Margaux 2015

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Margaux
Brand Viven
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
James Suckling
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The 2015 Durfort Vivens has a predictably leafier and more herbaceous bouquet than its Margaux peers, though not unattractive with a slight steely edge. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm, grainy tannin in the mouth. I appreciate the balance here and compared to recent vintages, there is clearly more fruit concentration on the finish, a pleasant salinity on the aftertaste. For those that prefer a leaner style of Claret, this comes recommended, and as I have seen in the past, it tends to put on weight by the time it is in bottle.

Neal Martin, April 27, 2016