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Chateau Desmirail 2016

Bordeaux - Third GrowthMargaux - Red - 13°
Chateau Desmirail 2016
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The elegance and structure of a Grand Cru Classe from Margaux

The estate

A Margaux 3rd Grand Cru Classe in 1855, Chateau Desmirail illustrates, through its wines, all of the typicality of this exceptional terroir. Owned by the Lurton family since 1992, Chateau Desmirail has equipped itself with infrastructures which match its terroir, allowing this Cru Classe to be taken to the highest level.

The vineyard

The Chateau Desmirail vineyard covers some forty hectares cultivated with the greatest respect for the environment with the implementation of sustainable viticultures. The soils are made up of gravel which date back to the Quatenary.

The vintage

This vintage was marked by a particularly dry summer which caused significant water stress. The rainy spell on 13 September were salvaging, allowing ripening to restart. The grapes harvested were of a high quality. Combining quality and quantity, 2016 echoes the 2009, 2010 and 2015 vintages.

Winemaking and aging

Aging is exclusively carried out in barrels (of which 38% are new).

Blend

The 2016 Chateau Desmirail is made from a blend of Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) and Petit Verdot (5%).

Parker : 88-90 / 100
J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Desmirail is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. It does not possess the most complex Margaux nose, although the purity deserves a commendation with blueberry and cassis fruit. The palate has quite a rich and showy opening though fortunately it does not go over the top. There is a slight metallic edge towards the finish, which I hope will disappear by the time of bottling. It just feels a little pinched at the moment, so there is room for improvement here.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Decanter
91

J. Robinson
16++

J. Suckling
93

Vinous - A. Galloni
91

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Desmirail

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
88-90

On Special
No

Classification
Third Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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