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Wine is a result of culture and nature coming together. For centuries it has been the fruit of both the vine and of man's labour. We are all familiar with the pleasure wine brings. The Roman expression : bonum vinum laetificat cor hominum ("good wine gladdens the heart") shows us how ancient this appreciation of fine wine actually is. Personnaly, I owe the privilege of being able to produce this precious nectar, in the prestigious appellation of Margaux, to my parents, Lucien and Marie-Jeanne. For me, of upmost importance is to strive to make a wine that captures all the finesse and elegance of the appellation.

 

Desmirail was classified a 3rd Grand Cru Classé as part of the 1855 classification. The wine is the result of a parcel of exceptional terroir within the Margaux appellation, which it represents perfectly with its delicate balance.

Vinification is carried out using modern techniques and equipment, but with an overarching respect for tradition. This results in a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth, but which also has a tremendous capacity to improve with age.

Strict grape selection and carefully adapted maturation methods are both key to making Château Desmirail into the Grand Vin it is.

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1928 was a great vintage, and the 1928 Chateau Desmirail was exhibit A. Even a relatively unknown wine such as this showed splendidly and quickly took charge of the flight. It smelled younger and fresher than either of the ‘29s, and Sebastien noted ‘menthol.’ I noted coffee, while The Judge found it ‘creamy.’ Its palate was nutty and sweet, with oil, caramel and black fruit/cassis flavors. It was almost excellent but very good in the end (91).
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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Desmirail 1928  ( Château Desmirail )

"1928 was a great vintage, and the 1928 Chateau Desmirail was exhibit A. Even a relatively unknown wine such as this showed splendidly and quickly took charge of the flight. It smelled younger and fresher than either of the ‘29s, and Sebastien noted ‘menthol.’ I noted coffee, while The Judge found it ‘creamy.’ Its palate was nutty and sweet, with oil, caramel and black fruit/cassis flavors. It was almost excellent but very good in the end (91)."

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