Château Kirwan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1477 ratings
9.177 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, youthful aromas of black fruit and sweet spice. On the palate black currants, black cherry & blackberry fruit flavors with herb, vanilla, cinnamon and wafts of black pepper notes. Vivid acidity, fine grain grippy tannins, long finish ending with a black fruit and spice character. A few years in the bottle will reward. Outstanding.

Deep Ruby, youthful aromas of black fruit and sweet spice. On the palate black currants, black cherry & blackberry fruit flavors with herb, vanilla, cinnamon and wafts of black pepper notes. Vivid acidity, fine grain grippy tannins, long finish ending with a black fruit and spice character. A few years in the bottle will reward. Outstanding.

Jul 28th, 2019
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a great one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Nice nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, wood, dark coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full bodied and gentle with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, vinaigrette and wet leaves.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This third growth Left Bank Bordeaux, is starting to drink very nicely now. Nicely balanced with a big mouthfeel.

Earthy and spicy with lots of fruits. Already showing nice complexity, and beginning to show age on the palate.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins, so be patient and don't drink it right out of the bottle.

This 10 year old is good by itself as a sipping wine to enjoy with friends.
Still young and needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature.

Robert Parker 92 points.

I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13.5% Cabernet Franc and 13.5% Petit Verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$80.

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a great one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Nice nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, wood, dark coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full bodied and gentle with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, vinaigrette and wet leaves.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This third growth Left Bank Bordeaux, is starting to drink very nicely now. Nicely balanced with a big mouthfeel.

Earthy and spicy with lots of fruits. Already showing nice complexity, and beginning to show age on the palate.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins, so be patient and don't drink it right out of the bottle.

This 10 year old is good by itself as a sipping wine to enjoy with friends.
Still young and needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature.

Robert Parker 92 points.

I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13.5% Cabernet Franc and 13.5% Petit Verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$80.

Jul 26th, 2019
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

8.9

Pretty modern Bordeaux but wouldn’t necessarily be confused for Napa.

Pretty modern Bordeaux but wouldn’t necessarily be confused for Napa.

Mar 11th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

12yrs young...still dark and brooding. The front palate and finish here were very powerful...chalky and underripe blackberry, old fig, saddle leather and tobacco. The mid palate felt a bit light/hollow (a smoky plum note), but this didn’t have the opportunity to open up as we didn’t have time to decant.

12yrs young...still dark and brooding. The front palate and finish here were very powerful...chalky and underripe blackberry, old fig, saddle leather and tobacco. The mid palate felt a bit light/hollow (a smoky plum note), but this didn’t have the opportunity to open up as we didn’t have time to decant.

Dec 9th, 2018
Beau Carson

Slightly corked, but showed everything I had hoped, and then some. Can't believe I got this for $45.

Slightly corked, but showed everything I had hoped, and then some. Can't believe I got this for $45.

Jan 16th, 2018
Todd Abrams

Bordeaux is good for cool evening late summer drinking too. Love the balance on this one. Thank you farmer @Ted!

Bordeaux is good for cool evening late summer drinking too. Love the balance on this one. Thank you farmer @Ted!

Sep 17th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

I am pleasantly surprised with the wine I have opened tonight, the 2014 Chateau Kirwan. The wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot.

The aromas are plentiful and made me want to get into the joy of letting its complexity roll over my palate. We have blackberry, black cherry, black currant, blueberry, mint, mocha, vanilla and lilac. So enjoyable it excites the senses.

Upon first sip its complexity continues the flavor train waking up every inch of my palate. There is blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, black currant, cassis, black pepper, green bell pepper, iodine, mint, herbal notes, clove, violets and gravel.

The wine is medium to + body with medium + acidity and medium + tannins with a fine sandpaper feel that leads to a finish that is long and leaving me wanting more.

Chateau Kirwan has over achieved and has brought me to a real happy and comfortable place. The QPR on this is of the charts. For the price that you can get this for it is right in line with the higher end wines I have had. I hope you have a continued enjoyable weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

I am pleasantly surprised with the wine I have opened tonight, the 2014 Chateau Kirwan. The wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot.

The aromas are plentiful and made me want to get into the joy of letting its complexity roll over my palate. We have blackberry, black cherry, black currant, blueberry, mint, mocha, vanilla and lilac. So enjoyable it excites the senses.

Upon first sip its complexity continues the flavor train waking up every inch of my palate. There is blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, black currant, cassis, black pepper, green bell pepper, iodine, mint, herbal notes, clove, violets and gravel.

The wine is medium to + body with medium + acidity and medium + tannins with a fine sandpaper feel that leads to a finish that is long and leaving me wanting more.

Chateau Kirwan has over achieved and has brought me to a real happy and comfortable place. The QPR on this is of the charts. For the price that you can get this for it is right in line with the higher end wines I have had. I hope you have a continued enjoyable weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 6th, 2017
Stephen Pierron

Beautiful Ruby Red Colored Margaux with Strong and Powerful Tannins, Red and Black Fruit Forward with a long but slightly dry finish due to the young 2012 vintage. This Margaux was drinking quite well after one hour in the decanter which refined the tannins a little bit. If you currently have one in the Cellar, best to wait a year or two before opening. This definitely drank much better than the 2013.

Beautiful Ruby Red Colored Margaux with Strong and Powerful Tannins, Red and Black Fruit Forward with a long but slightly dry finish due to the young 2012 vintage. This Margaux was drinking quite well after one hour in the decanter which refined the tannins a little bit. If you currently have one in the Cellar, best to wait a year or two before opening. This definitely drank much better than the 2013.

3 people found it helpfulAug 19th, 2016
Shun Kikuchi

Forest, cedar, BlackBerry blackcherry,
Dry, mid+ tannin w/ good graining (but some astringency)
mid acidity, well balanced w/ extract.
Concentration to some extent.

Elegant wine, need more time like 5-10 yrs to settle.

Forest, cedar, BlackBerry blackcherry,
Dry, mid+ tannin w/ good graining (but some astringency)
mid acidity, well balanced w/ extract.
Concentration to some extent.

Elegant wine, need more time like 5-10 yrs to settle.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2018
Todd Protzman Davis

This is a young wine with considerable aging potential. Still, it seduces one - with its hints of dark chocolate and crushed blackberries that follows through to a full body and ultrafine tannins with a tangy, fresh finish

This is a young wine with considerable aging potential. Still, it seduces one - with its hints of dark chocolate and crushed blackberries that follows through to a full body and ultrafine tannins with a tangy, fresh finish

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2015