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Chateau Kirwan Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2016


WINE CLASSIFICATION: 1855 Bordeaux Classification 3rd Growths


Sommelier's Notes

Château Kirwan is produced in the appellation of Margaux. 

Covering an area of 40 hectares, the vineyard is located on a gravelly hillside in the Pyrenees.  

The 2016 vintage is characterized by heavy rainfall until mid-June, which required a lot of attention during the spring. But Nature is sometimes generous - 5 dry and sunny days allowed for rapid and even flowering. The summer settled and brought with it heat and dryness. The peak arrived on August 23rd, when the thermometer displayed up to 36.4 °C. 

The vines stopped growing and experienced significant water stress. The delay of the grape ripening forecasted late harvests. Rain on the 13th of September finally allowed the grapes to reach optimum maturity before the harvest, which took place between September 27th and October 20th.

The wine is aged in barrels, 50% of which are of new oak.

The Château Kirwan 2016 reveals a clever balance of texture, boldness and tannins. The wines are fresh, bright with fruit and simply spectacular. Thanks to the new vat, the grapes are accurately expressed as pure, clear and elegant. Barrel ageing is perfectly integrated and the fruit aromas are truly dominant.


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90

J. Robinson 17 / 20


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REGION: Bordeaux
Appellation: Margaux
Region: Bordeaux
Estate: Château Kirwan
Did you know?: The fruit is picked and sorted twice by hand, then vinified in separate batches corresponding to individual vineyard parcels. Half the oak barrels used to age the wine for eighteen months are renewed every year.
Medium to deep garnet-purple
Red plums, cassis, red fruits, earth and cigar box
The palate is medium-bodied, lean, chewy and lively with an earthy finish
16 C
Roasted lamb, braised veal, rib of beef with bones and pan-seared mushrooms
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