Fine and refined with nice ripe fruit, powder-fine tannin and a good juicy finish. Rather lovely in a modern style.
Succulent, with delicious plum sauce and mulled currant fruit laced with notes of espresso and ganache while managing to stay supple and inviting through the finish. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com
Good fragrance and depth of fruit, lifted and in the feminine style of Margaux, more elegance than power, but good texture of fruit, balance and length. Drink 2015-2025. Decanter.com
Cedar wood, cassis, red plum and coffee, tannic, medium bodied and a gentle, bright, red berry finish.-Jeff Leve, theWineCellarInsider.com
Deep black cherry colour. Ripe and figgy but also with a coaly darkness. The ripeness is the main impression. Same on the palate – lacks freshness of fruit though the tannins are smoothed. Loss of energy. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
The Desmirail seems to lack a little freshness on the nose, perhaps a little jammy compared to others. The palate is sweet on the entry but the tannins are rather oppressive and the finish needs to pull back, rather aggressive compared to others. Trying too hard? Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com