2016 Desmirail

Desmirail

91Average Score
Red
2025-2043
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 319 Marketplace
£306.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 358 Marketplace
£155.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 30 Marketplace
£29.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Drinking window
2025-2043
Critic Notes

No. 1 in Top 10 Great Value 2016 Bordeaux. The nose is incredibly seductive, powerful, floral and glorious! The palate is silky, refined and there is focused precision in the flavors. Filled with layers of detailed, precise red berry flavors, spices and roses, this is a truly seductive wine. Bravo to the Desmirail team for making such a gorgeous Margaux! Apr 2017, www.jeanniecholee.com

Score: 95-/100Jeannie Cho Lee MW

A chewy and rich red with plenty of currant and black-cherry character. Tannic. Should come together nicely with some barrel aging. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

Denis Lurton is in charge at this 37ha Margaux estate, and he has produced a classy, cedar-scented 2016 that has a beautiful vibrancy to it. It is a fairly dramatic take on the year, with full extraction of damson fruit and chewy tannins. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2027-2040

Score: 91-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2027-2040

A solid, dark, grippy style, with a warm coffee note out front, followed by plum and cassis fruit. Shows lots of velvety, layered structure on the finish. This looks to be a crowd-pleaser. Apr 2017, James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com

Score: 89-92/100Wine Spectator

The 2016 Desmirail is a bold, powerful wine. The darker side of the appellation comes through in the wine's dark flavor profile and imposing structural profile. Black cherry, smoke, tobacco and licorice run through the 2016. Potent and virile, the 2016 is likely to need a few years to come into its own. Even so, it is impressive today. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 89-92/100Antonio Galloni

Dark crimson with a slightly weak rim. Very sweet, almost chocolatey oak (like the old Tertre nose). Really nice texture and pace on the palate though. Provided you don't have anything against that aroma, you could take a lot of pleasure from this wine. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2025-2043

Score: 16.5-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2025-2043

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. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-90/100Neal 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
2025-2043
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2025-2043
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