Chateau Kirwan Margaux 2010 - Red
Chateau Kirwan is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. The grapes are harvested by hand. The fermentation takes 18-25 days including the malolactic fermentation. The assembly of the differents " cuvées" starts in November and the result is every year unique in its kind. The storage of the final wine continues for 20 months in oak barrels, 40% of them are new.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
- Classification : AOP Margaux
- Awards : Parker 92p+, james Suckling 93p, Jancis Robinson 17p, Decanter 17.5/20, RVF 17/20, Gault&Millau 18/20
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2010
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau Kirwan is located on the Cantenac-plateau, surrounded by a park with trees which are more than 100 year old . The estate belongs to the family Schüler who is originally from Hamburg in Germany, but who started a "negoce" activity in Bordeaux already back in 1739. The Chateau Kirwan was aquired back in 1925 and the owner family is still the same today. Chateau Kirwan has an imprressively constant quality over the years and the winery is one of the 14 "3ème Cru Classé" from the 1855-classification.
A beautiful purple color. Discret, but elegant aroma reminding of red berries with hints of chocolate. The palate is more powelful and more expressive with a fruity dominance. The finale is smooth and generous with rising tannins. A wine to store another 4-5 years to soften..