2020 Château Kirwan Margaux Grand Cru Classé
The Château Kirwan Margaux has a fresh ruby red color with a few shades. Enchanting aromas of red and black currants emerge on the nose, enhanced by spicy undertones. The bouquet stands out for its fresh and pure character. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, with a pleasant acidity that gives off a hint of menthol. The wine gradually intensifies as the palate reveals the fruity aromas, the tannins and the distinctive personality formed by aging. The palate is equally dynamic and soft, carried by beautiful and well-aged tannins.
About Chateau Kirwan
The name Kirwan is Irish and comes from Mark Kirwan, who lived in Bordeaux at the time. In 1760 he became the owner of the Château. Château Kirwan has belonged since 1925 to the Schÿler family, also négociants in Bordeaux. The 37ha vineyard is divided into two parts, 2/3 is a ridge of stones around the castle in Cantenac, where the cabernet is planted. 1/3 contains more clay west of the appellation, where the merlot is planted. Two wines are made at the Château: Chateau Kirwan and Les Charmes de Kirwan, from younger vines. The vines are on average 27 years old. Kirwan presents his wines as 'feminine' and complex.
Chateau Kirwan has belonged since 1925 to the Schÿler family, a négociants family from Bordeaux. The vineyard of 37 hectares is divided into two parts, 2/3 is a ridge of stones around the castle in Cantenac, where the Cabernet is planted. 1/3 contains more clay west of the appellation, where the Merlot is planted. The family has made huge investments to bring the cru to a very high level in terms of quality. Today it is Philippe Delfaut who vinifies and gives more and more refinement and elegance.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard