Château Desmirail

33 05 57 88 34 33 28,Avenue de la Veme Republique
33460 Cantanac,
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Jean  Desmirail founded the estate at the end of the 17th century and his descendants owned it until the middle of the 19th century. Mr Sipiere,the manager at Chateau Margaux was Desmirail°s owner at the time of the 1855 classification when it became a third growth. Robert Mendelssohn,nephew of the famous composer, became the owner of the chateau in 1905.  Martial Michel, a qlove manufacturer,  owned it from 1923 to 1938 but he sold it to Chateau Palmer and it was bought in1980 by  Lucien Lurton who is from a well known wine making family In 1992, at the aqe of 33, Denis Lurton, Lucien°s son, took over the running of Desmirail.There are 30 hectares under vine. There is a second wine 'Initial de Desmirail' sometimes labeled as Chateau Fonterney or Origin de Desmirail,a Haut-Medoc and also a rose wine

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  • Château Desmirail Margaux 1998


    I bought this bottle of wine for £23 from the website ... the 1855 classification and Chateau Desmirail was a third growth in that classification.My bottle consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon,29% merlot and 1% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my bacon pasta bake supper.It is a full bodied wine with a ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Desmirail Grand Cru Classe Margaux 2005


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    Wine review by sedal

  • If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....   ... Here's your chance ... Read More

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  • Anyone going this year?If you were ever going to go, this should be the year since the famed 2009 vintage will be poured.For the LA event on January 20th, Wally's is offering a pre-event tasting an hour before featuring back vintages of Chateau Giscours, Vieux Chateau Certan, Troplong Mondot, Haut Bailly, Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafite, and a c... Read More

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  • Château Desmirail 3ème Cru Classé Margaux a.c 2006


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  • Château Desmirail Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2003


    Medium body and delicious! Especially at $25 from Long Beach Trader Joe's @ PCH and 2nd. Read More

    Wine review by ottowt99

  • Chateau Fontarney Margaux 2003


    My first experience with French wine. The color is a medium dark red. The color deepens toward the middle of the glass. The taste is dry and full bodied. The mixture is primarily Cabernet, then Merlot and finally Cabernet Franc. Since I lean toward the dryer wines I was exceptionally pleased with this one. One thing I noticed was that, unl... Read More

    Wine review by pcarter9

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  • Château Desmirail Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2006


    Spice, red fruit nose. Cassis.Lots of wood spice on the palate. Vanilla and cassis around a spice core. A little bit tight on finish. Read More

    Wine review by RBoulanger


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