93 points, Antonio Galloni: “The 2015 Kirwan is positively stellar. Deep, fleshy and incredibly inviting, the 2015 will drink well right out of the gate. The balance of aromatics, fruit and structure is compelling. Plum, blackberry, chocolate, licorice a
A Third-Growth chateau.
“The 2015 Kirwan is positively stellar. Deep, fleshy and incredibly inviting, the 2015 will drink well right out of the gate. The balance of aromatics, fruit and structure is compelling. Plum, blackberry, chocolate, licorice and spice fill out the wine's creamy, supple frame. Readers should expect bold, fleshy style.”
93 points, Antonio Galloni
This is another wine that is a perfect example of what wine drinkers love about Margaux - elegance, perfume and class. Chateau Kirwan is a 3rd growth included in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification scheme. The 2015 is a beautiful wine - deep, fleshy, perfectly balanced, and showing old vine concentration. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot in a perfect, velvety balance. Pair with roasted or grilled meats, lamb, game, hearty stews.
Château Kirwan has had a volatile history. It was established by the English merchant, Sir John Collingwood, one of the very first négociants in history. He acquired two vineyards - de Lasalle and Ganet, in Cantenac and Margaux, respectively. His daughter married Irishman, Mark Kirwan, who inherited the vineyards in 1760 and combined them into a single estate: Château Kirwan. 1855 the Château was classified as a Troisième Cru, or 3rd Growth. After, it experienced a period of instability, resulting in the estate being left to the City of Bordeaux to manage. It was eventually sold it to the Shÿler family, who own and manage the estate today.