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2015 Chateau Kirwan MargauxBlend from France

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  • 96 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 92 Wine Spectator
  • 92 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
  • 90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

96

"This rich wine is full of fruit and structured with layers of tannin. It's also stylish and elegant, with a suave texture that is already attractive. Black fruits mix with the structure to give a wine that will age well. Drink from 2026. -RV"

93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"A sleek wine with plenty of tannins, but they are already so well integrated that this has a very elegant personality. The long finish is rather mineral and very pure. Drink or hold."

93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"The 2015 Château Kirwan showed beautifully and is just another data point pointing to Margaux being the star of the Médoc. It boasts a deep ruby/plum color as well as thrilling notes of black raspberries, toasted bread, Asian spices and lead pencil. With subtle background oak, a ripe, opulent texture, sweet tannin, and notable purity and elegance, give bottle 3-4 years in the cellar and enjoy through 2035+."

92 Wine Spectator

"Leans toward the old-school side, with singed cedar and alder notes, perfumy black tea and mulled spice aromas and a core of gently steeped plum and black currant fruit, all carried by lightly dusty tannins through the finish. Balanced, charming and certain to age gracefully. Best from 2020 through 2032. 10,000 cases made. — JM"

92 Neal Martin - Vinous Media

"The 2015 Kirwan appears to have meliorated in recent months. It offers attractive raspberry preserve, mulberry and allspice aromas, gently unveiling tea leaf scents with aeration. The medium-bodied palate displays fine-grained tannin and a taut line of acidity; it is fresh and precise though never powerful, and it gently fans out toward the finish, leaving a dash of black pepper on the aftertaste. Classy. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting."

90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2015 Kirwan has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed red currants, black cherries and black plums with wafts of tilled soil, fallen leaves and bark. The medium-bodied mouth offers nice intensity with soft, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness on the finish."

Product Detail

Item # 118760
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Margaux
Ratings

96 - Wine Enthusiast

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

92 - Wine Spectator

92 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

90 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla