Château Desmirail 2013
Region : Médoc / Bordeaux / France
Estate : Château Desmirail
Appellation: Margaux - Grand Cru Classé of 1855
Vintage : 2013
Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Alcohol : 12.3%
Denis Lurton has been at the head of this third Grand Cru Classé in 1855 for around thirty years and has brought it into the 21st century by investing both in the working tools and in the adaptation of the vineyard to his vision of wine.
He made the choice, upon his arrival in 1992, to develop a wine which was both modern , that is to say, capable of being appreciated as a young wine, and which nevertheless retained this elegance and this capacity for aging . specific to Margaux wines.
It extends the destiny of this property whose name is old because it has been linked to Médoc viticulture since 1741 . It was on this date that Jean-Baptiste Desmirail gave his name to the property brought to him as a dowry by his wife Mademoiselle Marguerite Rauzan du Ribail.
Prepare the tasting
Ideal Temperature: 16 - 18°C - i.e. 15 min in the refrigerator or 3 min in the freezer
Perfect Pairings: game (pheasant, venison) with foie gras, roast beef with béarnaise sauce
The view: Dark color, garnet reflections.
Smell: Intense nose, of ripe red and black fruits, fine woody
Taste: On the palate, a frank attack on the fruit aided by silky tannins. Evolution enhanced by the woody contribution. A nice length in the mouth.