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The Story

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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Ruby. Vanilla, spices, black fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, woody, spices, anise, blackberries, long. 89-93

  • 91p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with distinct toasting aroma, fresh ground coffee, slightly smoky nuances, backed by succulent fruit. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, distinct toasting aroma, hints of cold smoke and dark chocolate in the background. On the palate full-bodied with flavour reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee, dark berries and mild spices. Excellent length. 94

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Margaux, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Desmirail 2016  ( Château Desmirail )

Ruby. Vanilla, spices, black fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, woody, spices, anise, blackberries, long. 89-93

5d 17h ago

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Desmirail 2016  ( Château Desmirail )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with distinct toasting aroma, fresh ground coffee, slightly smoky nuances, backed by succulent fruit. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, distinct toasting aroma, hints of cold smoke and dark chocolate in the background. On the palate full-bodied with flavour reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee, dark berries and mild spices. Excellent length. 94

11d 18h ago

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