Château Desmirail Margaux

France - Bordeaux
Denis Lurton
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The château belonged to the Desmirail family until just before the 1855 classification, when it was purchased by Monsieur Sipière, the estate manager at Château Margaux. It was under his ownership that Desmirail was classified as a Troisième Grand Cru Classé (third growth).

Denis Lurton took over the management of Château Desmirail from his Father in 1992. Today Denis is modernising the wine making facilities and putting all of his energy into the development of this Grand Cru Classé.

Wines Available

Initial de Desmirail, , Château Desmirail

Initial de Desmirail

Origin: Margaux

This Margaux estate was officially founded in 1661 by Jean Desmirail, who obtained the Bordeaux vineyard as a dowry through marriage to one of the daughters from the Rauzan family. In the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, Desmirail was recognised as a Third Growths (Troisiemes Crus). Today, Chateau Desmirail is owned and managed by the well-known Lurton family, who own properties in almost every Bordeaux appellation. In 1997 Chateau Desmirail was modernised with the addition of stainless steel tanks. In 2010 new oak tanks were added.

'Initial de Desmirail' is the name used for the second wine of this Chateau when exported. When sold in France, the second wine is sold as 'Chateau Fontarney'.

Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines

Winemaker's Notes

A beautifully smooth, ripe claret, with a deep garnet colour, supple blackcurrant and plum flavours and an intense but soft, approachable texture.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0804138INITIAL Desmirail Margaux 12Bottle (75cl)2012 Trade only--
B0804139INITIAL Desmirail Margaux 13Bottle (75cl)2013 Trade only--
B0904150INITIAL Desmirail Marg half 06Half (37.5cl)2006 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

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