After a so-so 2014, the excellent 2015 Château Desmirail makes amends. It comes with a very comely, feminine and perfumed nose brandishing a whole bunch of rose petals in the glass. The palate is very well balanced, fleshy but still structured with fine grain tannin. It feels a little oaky towards the finish, but that should be subsumed with 4-5 years in bottle. One to check out after 3-4 years when it has found its groove.
Winery: Château Desmirail
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Regional styles: Bordeaux Margaux
Food pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison)