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2005 vintage

An intense crimson colour that is almost black in the centre, with hints of violet, gives an early indication of the wine’s concentration and strength. This impression is confirmed in the mouth with an elegant fruity flavour with notes of blackberry, elderberry and a touch of sweet spiciness.

Very good length, elegance, minerality and the deep fruitiness show the potential of this exceptional wine which combines classic style with innovation.

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HARVESTING

Harvest dates:

- Merlot: 23 to 26 September
- Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon: 27 September to 3 October

Average yield: 37 hl/ha

BLENDING

- Cabernet Sauvignon: 67%
- Merlot: 25%
- Cabernet Franc: 8%

MATURING

Château DURFORT-VIVENS 2005 stayed in barrels for twenty-two months. 45 % of the barrels were new. Fining was carried out with natural egg whites.