Owned by one of the many members of the Lurton family, Denis, this is a brilliant example of the vintage and Margaux. I just loved it. Full of subtlety, it has a suave graceful mouth-feel, with masses of bright red fruit flavours. The subtle coating of vanilla oak on the finish provides polish and charm. Chapeau, a delicious wine!
After a so-so 2014, the excellent 2015 Château Desmirail makes amends. It comes with a very comely, feminine and perfumed nose brandishing a whole bunch of rose petals in the glass. The palate is very well balanced, fleshy but still structured with fine grain tannin. It feels a little oaky towards the finish, but that should be subsumed with 4-5 years in bottle. One to check out after 3-4 years when it has found its groove.
Very dark crimson. Slight edge of Marmite/yeast extract. Then very sweet, gentle and Margauxish on the palate. Firm and impressive. Drink 2024-2038
A lovely beam of crushed plum and blackberry fruit is carried by velvety tannins, ending with a warm ganache note on the finish.
The 2015 Desmirail is plump and juicy. Black cherry, plum, mocha, spice, new leather and mint flesh out in a decidedly forward, succulent Margaux built for near term drinking. This is a solid effort from proprietor Denis Lurton.
The 2015 Desmirail is a forward, juicy Margaux to drink now and over the next handful of years. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, cedar and tobacco all flesh out in this attractive, plump Margaux. The 2015 is a bit simple, but absolutely delicious at the same time. -- Antonio Galloni 89 Drink Dates 2018 - 2030
Lovely expression of cassis Cabernet fruit with Margaux charm and lift. This third growth is really coming into its classification.
(60 Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 Merlot, 5 Petit Verdot) This wine always wears a fair amount of oak but it usually has the fruit and depth to support it. With more density than most Margaux this is a macho style and yet it manages to deliver a long, fine flavour with no dips in intensity and it finishes dry but not harsh. It will need a little more time than usual to soften hence my two ‘++’s.
What can be a slightly disappointing Third Growth has over-delivered in 2015. Grassy, graphite-like aromas are complemented by stylish oak, plenty of sappy fruit and impressive definition. The tannins are very slinky indeed. Drink: 2022-30
Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.