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Ch Kirwan Margaux 2009

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"This is a wine that seduces you, with its crushed blackberries and hints of dark chocolate that follow through to a full body and ultra-fine tannins with a tangy, fresh finish. Solid as a rock. Best ever from here...94" JamesSuckling.com 2/12

Château Kirwan:
  Château Kirwan is a Third Growth wine produced in the Margaux department of Bordeaux, in Cantenac, France. The 18th century property was originally owned by nobleman Renard de la Salle, and was known then as La Terre Noble de la Salle. Sir John Collingwood of Great Britain turned the estate into a working winery. It was passed on to his son-in-law, Mark Kirwan, and the name stu... Read more
  Château Kirwan is a Third Growth wine produced in the Margaux department of Bordeaux, in Cantenac, France. The 18th century property was originally owned by nobleman Renard de la Salle, and was known then as La Terre Noble de la Salle. Sir John Collingwood of Great Britain turned the estate into a working winery. It was passed on to his son-in-law, Mark Kirwan, and the name stuck ever since. The wine has the distinction of being one of Thomas Jefferson’s favorites.    The winery suffered much the same fate as many in the difficult times surrounding the French Revolution, the Phylloxera blight and world wars, with periods of destruction, replanting and changing of hands. A total restructuring of the vineyard took place in the 1950s at the hands of Jean-Henri Schyler with whom it gained a significant brand resurgence. In the 1990s, under the guidance of Michel Rolland, the wine took on a more modern style of heavier fruit extraction and use of new oak, bringing higher commercial success. The winery is now managed by Schyler’s children Yann, Sophie and Natalie. Rolland left the winery in 2007 to pursue other projects.    The grapes are grown in the sandy, gravely soil of Cantenac with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest, Cabernet Franc.  Read less

External Reviews for Ch Kirwan Margaux

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with currant


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/02/2012

This inky/purple-hued Margaux reveals aromas and flavors of blackberries, cassis, espresso roast, graphite, and new oak. Full-bodied, layered, and rich as well as elegant and precise, it needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should last for 25-30+ years.... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Kirwan 1500ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

beautiful finish. So pretty. Chewy. Big Kirwan.\ "\


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with velvety tannins and a fruity


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

\ Wow. A subtle yet fabulous burst of fruit on the nose, with currant, mineral and flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity, beautiful finish. So pretty. Chewy. Big Kirwan.\


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

45% cabernet, 30% merlot, 15% cabernet franc & 10% petit verdot. A true Bordeaux blend with a lovely deep red color throughout. A bit more reserved on the nose with less ripe aromas than some other Margaux producers, but really lovely nonetheless. El... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Kirwan 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

"\ Wow. A subtle yet fabulous burst of fruit on the nose


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"This is a wine that seduces you, with its crushed blackberries and hints of dark chocolate that follow through to a full body and ultra-fine tannins with a tangy, fresh finish. Solid as a rock. Best ever from here...94" JamesSuckling.com 2/12

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