2011 Desmirail

Desmirail

88Average Score
Red
24x37.5cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£316.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£29.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 43 Marketplace
£156.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
88
Critic Notes

Fine and refined with nice ripe fruit, powder-fine tannin and a good juicy finish. Rather lovely in a modern style.

Score: 16.5-/20FINE+RARE

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

Score: 88-91/100Wine Spectator

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

Score: 16-/20Decanter

Cedar wood, cassis, red plum and coffee, tannic, medium bodied and a gentle, bright, red berry finish.-Jeff Leve, theWineCellarInsider.com

Score: 87-88/100Jeff Leve

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

Score: 15-/20Jancis Robinson

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

Score: 83-85/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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