Château Desmirail 2013

The wine identity card

Region : Médoc / Bordeaux / France

Estate : Château Desmirail

Appellation: Margaux - Grand Cru Classé of 1855

Vintage : 2013

Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol : 12.3%

The winemaker and his story

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 tasting

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.

Wine in 3 words