Vintages - Château Le Vivier

Château LE VIVIER 2010

Ruby red with purple hue.
Delicat aromas of ripe berries ( blackberry, blackcurrant)  with a hint of sweet spicies.
Rather smooth with its silky tannins on the palate.
Medium fruity finish.

Château LE VIVIER 2009

The brilliant robe of this 2009 vintage Medoc Appellation presents a strong garnet-colour.
The nose of fresh grapes is mixed with acidic raspberry and gooseberry nuances, with a hint of dry leaves.
The taste is agreeable, the gentle tannins wrap the fruit aromas in freshness.
A fresh mellow wine.

Château LE VIVIER 2008

Brilliant garnet-red colour.
The nose is lively, combining light hints of white flowers with a touch of cinnamon, and the fragrance of red fruit, cherry and raspberry.
Mellow tannins offer a delicate conclusion to the tasting of this fragrant, engaging wine.

Château LE VIVIER 2007

Beautiful bright red colour.
The aromas of fresh fig, raspberry and dried herbs combine well to produce a compelling complexity.
The palate is gently tannic and very well balanced.

Château LE VIVIER 2006

Magnificent deep red colour with purple tints. Nose of liquorice and violet wrapped around classic black fruit aromas. Voluminous, soft palate. The tannins are well-integrated, showing plenty of character but without aggressiveness and underlying some fine fruit. One word sums it all: elegance.

Château LE VIVIER 2005

Superb deep ruby red. The wide-open bouquet of ripe red fruits is accompanied by delicate floral notes of wisteria and acacia blossom. The highly elegant palate is chewy and fruity with a dense tannic base. In it, you can detect a mixture of small wild berries, finely integrated oak and some floral, cut hay notes persisting through to the long, fresh finish.

Château LE VIVIER 2004

Deep ruby red. Mature, complex nose of blossom and ripe fruit. The palate is supple yet firm, with black berried fruits (cassis, bilberry), superb length and a delicious touch of liquorice at finish.

Château LE VIVIER 2003

An engaging crimson in colour, with aromatic expression that improves on swirling. It then opens up to reveal sun-soaked fruit, jammy notes and light tobacco. The palate is an array of fine spices, toasty notes and black fruit. The rich, tightly structured tannins mellow to a rounded, delicate finish.

Château LE VIVIER 2002

Crimson to ruby in colour, with a beautifully balanced bouquet (oak and fruit with a slightly meaty note), displaying a firm, elegant palate. There follows a succession of complex aromas, with fruit but also dead leaves and cut straw, leading to a fine liquorice finish. Game lovers will serve this with venison, but it's just as good with mutton, rib steak or duck á la royale.

Château LE VIVIER 2001

Sustained colour, brick at rim. Very ripe nose of cooked fruit with smoky notes , slightly cedary. Volume on the palate which displays well-integrated aromas initially, gaining power towards the end of palate. Beautiful finish of liquorice and jammy fruit.

Château LE VIVIER 2000

Sustained garnet colour. Nose of overripe fruit underlaid with notes of damp earth and undergrowth. The palate is full-bodied, with plenty of depth and wide-open aromas. A good match for leg of lamb with thyme.