Château Kirwan, 3eme Cru Classé, Margaux
    Château Kirwan

    Château Kirwan, 3eme Cru Classé, Margaux,

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    vintage

    Château Kirwan, 3eme Cru Classé, Margaux, 2005

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Kirwan, 3eme Cru Classé, Margaux, 2005

    This shows a very pronounced and rich combination of aromatic characters: ripe dark cherry fruit, with meaty mocha and coffee notes with white blossom overlaid; it is big and concentrated on the palate, with plenty of depth and some good oak structure. Impressive.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13.5%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    90-92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Kirwan was tasted from two bottles as I was unhappy with the first. The second has a ripe red cherry and crushed strawberry nose that almost feels as if there is a touch of carbonic maceration! The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine structure, lightly spiced with a crisp and focused finish. Quite opulent in style, it is not a cerebral Margaux, though it has plenty of exuberance.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Château Kirwan

    Château Kirwan

    Château Kirwan is a 3ème Cru Classé Margaux estate that has been in the hands of the Schÿler family since 1739. Vinification is gentle, and is conducted differently according to each plot, with several slow macerations at medium temperature. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place simultaneously to preserve the fruit and the wine’s aromatic purity. Final blending is performed in mid-February at the first extraction, after three months in barrels. Aging continues using four different kinds of wooden barrels, with manual extraction followed by fining with egg whites suited to the needs and characteristics of the wine. Bottling takes place 18 to 21 months later.

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