Long called Château La Salle, Château Kirwan changed name upon the arrival of Mark Kirwan in 1775. This Troisième Cru Classé in 1855 has passed between the hands of different owners, including Daniel and Georges Guestier, also owners of Beychevelle. The Château was bequeathed to the son-in-law of Daniel Guestier, Alfred Schÿler, and then bought by the family trading company. It experienced a renaissance in the 1950s, particularly thanks to Jean-Henri Schÿler who restructured the vineyard and set up bottling at the Château. Today, Philippe Delfaut provides general and technical management with the advice of Eric Boissenot, the reputed oenologist. The proportion of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (30% and 15% respectively) is unique to the Château Kirwan blend. On tasting you discover the characteristics of the great Margaux wines, combining elegance, suppleness and roundness. This estate replete with history produces a superb long-keeping wine every year. You must wait at least 5 to 10 years to enjoy all of its qualities.
Château Kirwan Margaux 2016
Region: Bordeaux, Margaux
The 2016 vintage, bottled in late May, displays a superb dark ruby, almost garnet red color.
An intense bouquet of black fruit stands out in the nose, along with notes of cinnamon and mild pepper. In the mouth, the attack is at once full and fresh, promptly giving way to rich and lengthy volume. The smooth, juicy flesh coats the palate while fine notes of cocoa round out the aromatic blend. Delightfully grained tannins combine with distinct freshness and a lovely length.
The wine offers a perceptible yet discrete concentration, illustrating the full grandeur of the Château Kirwan terroir.
Superb potential for this 2016 vintage!
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