|91 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Feine Nougatnote, reife Herzkirschen, süße Pflaumen, etwas Vanille und Röstaromen. Süße Textur, dezente Fruchtsüße, etwas Schokolade, integrierte Tannine, etwas weitmaschig, ein Hauch von Nougat im Nachhall, bald antrinkbar."
91-94 WINESPECTATOR: "A sappy, vivid style, with exuberant cassis and blackberry puree flavors leading the way, backed by black licorice and a light mesquite thread at the very end. A showy style.—J.M."
91 DECANTER: "Denis Lurton has quietly made a lovely Margaux in this vintage. It´s full of life and vigour, although a little austere - the tannic grip makes the black fruits seem less obviously plump than some, but you get a beautiful sense of lift and length. The floral character of the appellation comes through after a few moments in the glass. A promising wine, this should fill out some of the corners during ageing. Harvested 24 September to 5 October, yielding 45hl/ha. 50% new oak."
91-92 JAMES SUCKLING: "Bright and fresh with a citrus undertone to the dark-berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body, integrated tannins and a pretty core of fruit."
90-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Desmirail is rich, luscious and super-expressive. Hints of blood orange and spice give this punchy Margaux a decidedly exotic flair that works well here. Pliant and forward, with plush fruit and silky tannins, the 2018 has much to offer in a decidedly overt, flamboyant style."