"The 2018 Desmirail has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of stewed red and black cherries, blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly with touches of sautéed herbs, raspberry leaves and mossy tree bark with a waft of anise. The medium-bodied palate is delicately played and refreshing, featuring a light touch of chewy tannins and crunchy red and black fruit flavors, finishing earthy."
89 - The Wine Advocate
Chateau Desmirail was founded in 1661 by Jean Desmirail, who obtained the vineyard as a dowry through marriage to one of the daughters from the Rauzan family.
When it became time to organize the 1855 Classification, the massive Rauzan estate was broken into 3 new properties : Chateau Rauzan Segla, Chateau Rauzan Gassies and Chateau Desmirail. In 1891, a large parcel of vines was sold to form another Margaux vineyard, Chateau Tayac.
Today, Chateau Desmirail is owned and managed by the well-known Lurton family.
The 37-hectare vineyard of Chateau Desmirail is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. The terroir consists of deep gravel, sand, and clay soils.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine of Chateau Desmirail is aged in an average of 40% new, French oak barrels for between 12 to 18 months.