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RP
86
JR
16+
WS
89
Château Desmirail 2017

Château Desmirail 2017

3e cru classe -  - - Red
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Château Desmirail 2017

The radiant smoothness of a charming Margaux wine

The estate

A Margaux Third Classified Growth of 1855, Château Desmirail illustrates, through its wines, the typical qualities of its exceptional terroir. Owned by the Lurton family since 1992, Château Desmirail has equipped itself with an infrastructure that matches its terroir, allowing for the elevation of this Cru Classé to the highest level.

The vineyard

Château Desmirail is a Margaux wine that stems from a forty-hectare vineyard cultivated with the greatest respect for the environment, using sustainable viticultural practices. The soils are made up of gravel dating from the Quaternary period.

The vintage

The 2017 vintage was atypical and not very clement, which did not spare the estate's vineyards, which were considerably affected by frost. Château Desmirail 2017 comes as a great reward for all the attention paid from the vine to the cellar along with the masterful vinification process.

The blend

Merlot (55%)

Cabernet Sauvignon (35%)

Petit Verdot (10%).

Château Desmirail 2017: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Nose

The nose is highly expressive, revealing pure notes of small black fruits (blackcurrant, cherry) which evolve into elegant roasted notes reminiscent of coffee when aerated.

Palate

On the palate, the wine has a smooth, delicate texture, which does not lose its hold in the mid-palate thanks to the softness and crunchiness of the fruit. The aromatic persistence is prolonged in the powerful coffee-flavoured finish, revealing the presence of elegant oak.

Wine critic
Château Desmirail 2017
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Parker
86
100
badge notes
J. Robinson
16+
20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Desmirail features woody/oaky notions to start, opening out to reveal Black Forest cake, blackcurrant cordial and forest floor scents with a waft of Marmite toast. Medium-bodied, the palate is quite chewy with notable oak and just enough fruit, finishing a tad firm and abrupt.
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