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Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2006

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"There's lovely fruit in this wine, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A very balanced Kirwan...90" WS 3/09

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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

Member Reviews for Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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3.50 5
01/29/2009

Smoke and tobacco nose. Smooth with fresh fruit and space. Layered. Cherries, stewed fruit. Very good with a beautiful finish. Almost a 4.


External Reviews for Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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

muscular-styled effort with high tannin


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

this wine will merit an outstanding score. It is a big


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

and currants. Although slightly tough-textured


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

" A virile


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

the 2006 Kirwan exhibits notes of crushed rocks


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

black cherries


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

it possesses impressive depth and richness. If some of the disjointedness and rustic edges become sweeter and better integrated


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"There's lovely fruit in this wine, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A very balanced Kirwan...90" WS 3/09

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