In organic conversion from 2013, Durfort-Vivens was one of the very first classified growths in the Médoc to claim and display organic certification from 2016. M. Bettane is one of its most fervent defenders: "the quality/price ratio remains absolutely unique at this level of quality of terroir and work", noting 17.5-18/20 on 2015 "great brilliant length, ultra racy volume, energy".
Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100 « Noble arôme de rose et violette, excellent corps, texture naturelle, long et complexe, au sommet de son appellation et toujours d'un excellent rapport qualité prix. »
Revue du Vin de France :
Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2019 Durfort-Vivens is a polished, sophisticated wine. Inky dark fruit, grilled herbs, lavender, pine and spice notes and a range of strong savory Cabernet inflections are some of the signatures. Overall, the 2019 is a wine built more on energy and persistence rather than on overt textural depth, as was the case in the 2018. Today, the 2019 feels a bit light. It will be interesting to see if it fills out more during élevage. »
Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Violette, dense, sérieux, tanins fins, très cabernet. »