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Château Desmirail

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2023
92
Tobacco, and flowers, cedar, and currants pop in the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and vibrant, the finish serves up loads of sweet, ripe, black cherries currants licorice, and spice. Drink from 2027-2042. 91-93 Pts.

Tobacco, and flowers, cedar, and currants pop in the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and vibrant, the finish serves up loads of sweet, ripe, black cherries currants licorice, and spice. Drink from 2027-2042. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Medium-bodied, silky, soft, and fresh, with layers of sweet, and savory fruits, refined textures, and elegance in the discreet finish. Drink from 2024-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Medium-bodied, silky, soft, and fresh, with layers of sweet, and savory fruits, refined textures, and elegance in the discreet finish. Drink from 2024-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Flowers, espresso, and cherries fill the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and refined, with an elegant touch to its, fresh and savory red currants with a touch of green olives that show up at the end of the finish. This is showing better from the bottle than it did during its barrel tastings. Drink from 2024-2038.

Flowers, espresso, and cherries fill the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and refined, with an elegant touch to its, fresh and savory red currants with a touch of green olives that show up at the end of the finish. This is showing better from the bottle than it did during its barrel tastings. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Medium-bodied, savory red fruit edged, forward, with a crisp, bright, red berry core of fruits on the palate and in the classic-leaning finish. Drink from 2023-2033. 87-89

Medium-bodied, savory red fruit edged, forward, with a crisp, bright, red berry core of fruits on the palate and in the classic-leaning finish. Drink from 2023-2033. 87-89

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2020
92
Earthy, silky, fresh and floral, this has really stepped up its game after aging in barrel. Now, you find a soft, supple-textured, round, fresh and refined wine that could be even better in the years to come. Drink from 2025-2050.

Earthy, silky, fresh and floral, this has really stepped up its game after aging in barrel. Now, you find a soft, supple-textured, round, fresh and refined wine that could be even better in the years to come. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Smoke, tobacco, cigar box, earth, leaf and currant scents bring you to a savory, fresh, bright, chewy core of red fruits and dusty tannins. Give this a few years of aging and it could show better. 89-91 Pts

Smoke, tobacco, cigar box, earth, leaf and currant scents bring you to a savory, fresh, bright, chewy core of red fruits and dusty tannins. Give this a few years of aging and it could show better. 89-91 Pts

1,255 Views   Tasted
2019
91
Floral, earth, cedar and forest leaf notes work well with the sweet, red fruits in the nose. The wine is soft-textured, medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, with a nice sweetness to the fruits that are on display in the silky, refined finish. The endnote offers additional complexities with its cool, minty edge. Drink from 2024-2040.

Floral, earth, cedar and forest leaf notes work well with the sweet, red fruits in the nose. The wine is soft-textured, medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, with a nice sweetness to the fruits that are on display in the silky, refined finish. The endnote offers additional complexities with its cool, minty edge. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Medium-bodied, with a floral edge, the wine, with its ripe black and red fruits, coupled with their citrus accent on the palate, is soft, bright, elegant and fresh. 89-91

Medium-bodied, with a floral edge, the wine, with its ripe black and red fruits, coupled with their citrus accent on the palate, is soft, bright, elegant and fresh. 89-91

2,944 Views   Tasted
2018
87
Medium-bodied, with a lean edge to its slightly firm red fruits, here, you find a blend of various, bright red fruits ranging from red plums to cranberry and dried pit fruit on the nose and palate. Consumers longing for the days of classic Bordeaux will appreciate this more than I did.

Medium-bodied, with a lean edge to its slightly firm red fruits, here, you find a blend of various, bright red fruits ranging from red plums to cranberry and dried pit fruit on the nose and palate. Consumers longing for the days of classic Bordeaux will appreciate this more than I did.

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Medium-bodied, strict, firm, lean, this old-school-styled wine provides bright, red cranberry and dried pit fruit notes. Consumers that long for the days of 70's styled, classic Bordeaux will appreciate this much more than I did. 85-87 Pts

Medium-bodied, strict, firm, lean, this old-school-styled wine provides bright, red cranberry and dried pit fruit notes. Consumers that long for the days of 70's styled, classic Bordeaux will appreciate this much more than I did. 85-87 Pts

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2017
90
Medium bodied, floral and on the bright, crisp side of the red fruit range, the tannins are soft, giving you a Margaux for early drinking enjoyment.

Medium bodied, floral and on the bright, crisp side of the red fruit range, the tannins are soft, giving you a Margaux for early drinking enjoyment.

2,111 Views   Tasted
2016
89
The wine is medium-bodied, with an herbal edge to the red fruits, in a forward style.

The wine is medium-bodied, with an herbal edge to the red fruits, in a forward style.

2,554 Views   Tasted
Medium-bodied and fresh with a plummy quality, this wine is focused on red fruits and sweet-smelling earth. Bright and a little strict, give this a few years to come around and soften.

Medium-bodied and fresh with a plummy quality, this wine is focused on red fruits and sweet-smelling earth. Bright and a little strict, give this a few years to come around and soften.

2,037 Views   Tasted
2015
89
Finesse in style with freshness in the finish, earth, caramel and black cherries create the nose of this soft, medium-bodied wine. 88 - 90 Pts

Finesse in style with freshness in the finish, earth, caramel and black cherries create the nose of this soft, medium-bodied wine. 88 - 90 Pts

1,748 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Medium bodied, forward and serving up a simple, red cherry and earthy note, the finish is bright with its cranberry and cherry blend of fruits.

Medium bodied, forward and serving up a simple, red cherry and earthy note, the finish is bright with its cranberry and cherry blend of fruits.

3,176 Views   Tasted
With a focus on just-picked red berries, this medium-bodied wine is bright and fresh and will drink well in its youth. 87-89 Pts

With a focus on just-picked red berries, this medium-bodied wine is bright and fresh and will drink well in its youth. 87-89 Pts

1,677 Views   Tasted
2013
83
Opening with light, bright strawberries, this wine has a fresh palate presence and a quick cherry finish. There is not much wine in this bottle. 82-84 Pts

Opening with light, bright strawberries, this wine has a fresh palate presence and a quick cherry finish. There is not much wine in this bottle. 82-84 Pts

2,580 Views   Tasted
2012
85
Medium bodied, and on the bright, lifted, red fruit side of the style range, the wine lacks the depth and intensity to be more than an OK Bordeaux. The finish has a cedar, espresso, leafy quality to the crisp red fruits.

Medium bodied, and on the bright, lifted, red fruit side of the style range, the wine lacks the depth and intensity to be more than an OK Bordeaux. The finish has a cedar, espresso, leafy quality to the crisp red fruits.

2,646 Views   Tasted
2011
83
Dry, peppery red fruits and a tart red berry finish are found in this medium bodied wine.

Dry, peppery red fruits and a tart red berry finish are found in this medium bodied wine.

4,101 Views   Tasted
Cedar wood, cassis, red plum and coffee, tannic, medium bodied and a gentle, bright, red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

Cedar wood, cassis, red plum and coffee, tannic, medium bodied and a gentle, bright, red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

3,768 Views   Tasted
2010
90
Medium bodied, soft, subtle and silky, with freshness in the sweet, ripe, dark red fruits and a hint of floral characteristics on the nose. Nice now, but this will be better with just a few more years of bottle age.

Medium bodied, soft, subtle and silky, with freshness in the sweet, ripe, dark red fruits and a hint of floral characteristics on the nose. Nice now, but this will be better with just a few more years of bottle age.

5,946 Views   Tasted
2009
89
With an earthy, coffee, licorice, red and black fruit nose, this medium bodied wine, produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot felt light on the palate. The wine ends with a bright, red and black plum finish.

With an earthy, coffee, licorice, red and black fruit nose, this medium bodied wine, produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot felt light on the palate. The wine ends with a bright, red and black plum finish.

6,074 Views   Tasted
2008
88
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, developed, classic styled wine with cedar, tobacco and earthy notes on top of the red currants and red plums. The wine is correct, but not exciting.

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, developed, classic styled wine with cedar, tobacco and earthy notes on top of the red currants and red plums. The wine is correct, but not exciting.

2,332 Views   Tasted
2006
87
Medium-bodied, bright, crisp red berries with an oaky edge and a touch of florality are found here. A bit stoic on the palate, this is a reserved, classic styled wine.

Medium-bodied, bright, crisp red berries with an oaky edge and a touch of florality are found here. A bit stoic on the palate, this is a reserved, classic styled wine.

1,736 Views   Tasted
2005
87
On a fast pace to full maturity, the wine lacks the structure and depth found in the best wine in this year. Medium bodied, softly textured, with a bright, fresh, red berry approach, this is already close to fully mature.

On a fast pace to full maturity, the wine lacks the structure and depth found in the best wine in this year. Medium bodied, softly textured, with a bright, fresh, red berry approach, this is already close to fully mature.

3,823 Views   Tasted
1928
75
Bordering on dead, in the respirator, hanging on to its last few breaths of life, the bricky color and secondary notes were all about earth, tobacco and forest scents. There was little fruit to be found. On the other hand, at close to 85 years old, there is something to be said for that. We should all still be walking around.

Bordering on dead, in the respirator, hanging on to its last few breaths of life, the bricky color and secondary notes were all about earth, tobacco and forest scents. There was little fruit to be found. On the other hand, at close to 85 years old, there is something to be said for that. We should all still be walking around.

2,512 Views   Tasted