Château Kirwan

+33 (0)5 57 88 71 00 Chateau Kirwan
CANTENAC, 33460
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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 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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  • Château Kirwan 2012

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    Light, high-toned and yet with a sweet edge to the decidedly herb tinged fruit on the nose. This is cool, compressed, elegant and focused in the mouth; not a big wine but classic. There is a real sense of delicacy here, and lovely purity and transparency on the palate leading to a long, ripe finish covered with soft tannins and juicy acids accen... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Tsneeran


  • The Bordeaux en primeur wines from the 2010 vintage are about to be released...which wines are you most excited about?  Read More

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  • Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2010

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    Leichter vegetal geschmack in der nase. sauer, kein holz. nichts für mich. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....   ... Here's your chance ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rarewineco event, Jan. 29 in...


  • Anyone going this year?If you were ever going to go, this should be the year since the famed 2009 vintage will be poured.For the LA event on January 20th, Wally's is offering a pre-event tasting an hour before featuring back vintages of Chateau Giscours, Vieux Chateau Certan, Troplong Mondot, Haut Bailly, Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafite, and a c... Read More

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  • Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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    Wine review by christophertkc


  • I've gotten a lot of flack for some of my opinions about these 2007 Bordeaux. ... ... hard and dry. (83-84)Chateau KirwanRoses and raw wood on the nose with underlying notes of red fruit, porcini, and spice – rather soft up front, silky across the mid-palate, nice earthy/forest floor toned fruit, a bit raw, some nice oystershell mineral t... Read More

    From the article 2007 Bordeaux: The Left Bank


  • Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2007

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    Roses and raw wood on the nose with underlying notes of red fruit, porcini, and spice rather soft up front, silky across the mid-palate, nice earthy/forest floor toned fruit, a bit raw, some nice oystershell mineral tones, rather well balanced with good length and a nice layered finish, savory and fruity (89-90) Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Kirwan Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1999

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    Certainly stops you in your tracks when you taste this! Good deep velvet colour. Definate redcurrent nose confirmed by strong flavour on tasting. Leaves a nice soft coating on palette.Have been spoilt by this being my first decent Margaux experience. Have already purchased more. Read More

    Wine review by erdunn


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