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Château Kirwan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1953

Francis Wilden
9.5

53 Ch Kirwan : glorious medium bodied rose colour obviously with browning at meniscus but still looking in super shape for a wine of this age. Classically cool crisp Bordeaux nose , the bouquet of rose, a hint of "terroir" (Brett) ; lively (!) entry, flavours of rose , bramble berry , lovely touch of fruit sweetness (!) long flavours dancing thanks to beautiful natural acidity. Classic Margaux commune. A beauty.
— 8 years ago

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Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

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Probably a better wine that the bretty 2011 Kirwan I had difficulty drinking last week; hard to spend money on faulty wine #brett #badwinehygiene #freshwineisbetter
Francis Wilden

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Hi Pete, yes, just the slightest "whiff " but nothing at all nasty of horsehair, angularity etc. really quite fine. Was a VG level bottle and it was under the then owners banner Schroder & schyler.