Suckling: "Creamy and polished with a medium body and firm, silky tannins. Elegant. Lovely walnut, blackberry and graphite character. Sleek and fine."
Wine Enthusiast: "91–93. Barrel Sample. This wine is textured with its typical firm tannins. The fruit developing a spicy character. Berry flavors have a fresh edge giving final acidity."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Desmirail has plenty of spice and chocolaty red and black fruits to go with a soft, supple, forward, yet satisfying style. It offers fruit, texture, and pleasure, and I suspect it will deliver the goods right out of the gate as well. I like it."
Falstaff: "Kräftiges Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Feine dunkle Beerenfrucht, zarte Lakritze, schwarze Kirschen, ein Hauch von Mandarinenzesten. Mittlerer Körper, feine Fruchtsüße, reife Tannine, würziger Abgang, etwas Karamell im Finish, ein lebendiger Speisenbegleiter."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Desmirail has a potentially endearing bouquet of black cherries, iris flower and peony; it just
exudes "Margaux-ness.” The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite solid tannins, compact black fruit and a
saline/oyster edge on the finish. Quite focused and delivering good length, this should age well in bottle."
Decanter: "Fragrant and perfumed with blackcurrant and chocolate aromas. Tannins are forward, striking and mouthfilling but with a fine, chalky and powdery texture. The fruit is taking a back seat presently, the strawberry and red cherry a little dominated by those tannins, but this is captivating and has charm. Although not totally harmonious right now this feels stylish with an excellent texture then delightful dark chocolate and bitter slate edges on the finish."