The legendary vintage of 2000 has a young deep crimson colour. The nose offers opulence and concentration with intense aromas of plum, blackberry, red pepper and violets. This wine needs substantial aeration to develop its richness and complexity with an elegant minerality. This balance remains very persistent in the mouth.
- Merlot: 25 to 28 September
- Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon: 28 September to 7 October
Average yield: 43 hl/ha
- Cabernet Sauvignon: 67%
The final blending and barrelling took place early January 2001.
Château DURFORT-VIVENS 2000 was matured in barrels for twenty months with 40% new barrels. Fining was carried out in barrels with natural egg whites.