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Château Desmirail

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2018 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 86

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 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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2016 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 89

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

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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.

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2015 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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

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2014 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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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

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2013 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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

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2012 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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2011 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 83

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

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

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2010 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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2009 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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2005 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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1928 Château Desmirail  (Margaux) 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.

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