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Ch Kirwan Margaux 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Like other Margaux Grand Vins - the Kirwan is at a "problematic" stage at the moment. It has a wonderful bouquet with very fine fruit concentration: black plum iodine and violets. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is fleshy in the mouth perhaps lacking a little substance but is clean and correct on the slightly reduced finish. I think once the reduction goes it will be a much better Margaux wine. Tasted January 2013. 89+ Neal Martins Wine


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

with currant


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Like other Margaux Grand Vins - the Kirwan is at a "problematic" stage at the moment. It has a wonderful bouquet with very fine fruit concentration: black plum iodine and violets. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is fleshy in the mouth perhaps lacking a little substance but is clean and correct on the slightly reduced finish. I think once the reduction goes it will be a much better Margaux wine. Tasted January 2013. 89+ Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Ripe and mouthfilling but with fresh acidity harnessing the core nicely keeping the dark plum blackberry and sage notes wound up while lilac sandalwood and black tea fill in on the finish. Shows lovely mouthfeel. Drink now through 2024. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

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. Elegant and refined aromas of red currant spice box red raspberry and graphite. The palate is dry with more red raspberry and currant flavors leading to a very fine and elegant finish. This wine should age very well for 20 or more years. Alex Lallos.


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


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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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