Château Kirwan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.145 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.2

cherry cough drop, forest, soft tannins, lots of acid, a touch of heat, somewhat modern style

cherry cough drop, forest, soft tannins, lots of acid, a touch of heat, somewhat modern style

May 21st, 2014
JD
8.8

375 mL. The third-growth neighbour to Brane-Cantenac. Kirwan seems to have had few friends among the critics, although it is carefully run and at its best (1961, '70, '75, '79) is as long-lived and classic as any one of the Margaux second-growths, making elegant, feminine claret. Michel Rolland has consulted here since 1992 and its wine has gained fruit, weight, and oak.

375 mL. The third-growth neighbour to Brane-Cantenac. Kirwan seems to have had few friends among the critics, although it is carefully run and at its best (1961, '70, '75, '79) is as long-lived and classic as any one of the Margaux second-growths, making elegant, feminine claret. Michel Rolland has consulted here since 1992 and its wine has gained fruit, weight, and oak.

Dec 22nd, 2013
Scott Kahn

Cherry fruit, graphite, river rocks, and structure tannins make this a wonderful vintage. Enjoy!

Cherry fruit, graphite, river rocks, and structure tannins make this a wonderful vintage. Enjoy!

Oct 10th, 2020
Paul Jakubowski

I hate to do this, but this wine is eerily similar to the 2000 vintage I had so see that note. Obviously very consistent wine that is unique and just something about it that really appeals to me! Just can’t put my finger on it.

I hate to do this, but this wine is eerily similar to the 2000 vintage I had so see that note. Obviously very consistent wine that is unique and just something about it that really appeals to me! Just can’t put my finger on it.

Jun 13th, 2020
Mark Turner

Leather, dark fruit, smooth mid-palate. Good finish.

Leather, dark fruit, smooth mid-palate. Good finish.

Sep 8th, 2019
Hampus Bejnö

Påtagligt tuff tanninstruktur för att vara 12 år gammalt. Rik, bred, klassisk cab sauvignon-dominerad druvmix där det mesta är på plats. Säker ännu godare om 10 år. Straffspark till tunt skivad gillad biff.

Påtagligt tuff tanninstruktur för att vara 12 år gammalt. Rik, bred, klassisk cab sauvignon-dominerad druvmix där det mesta är på plats. Säker ännu godare om 10 år. Straffspark till tunt skivad gillad biff.

Nov 17th, 2017
Thierry Dubois

Excellent, avec un tartare de boeuf.

Excellent, avec un tartare de boeuf.

Oct 14th, 2017
James Forsyth

Château Margaux from 2005 is one of my favorite wines. Kirwan shows that the vintage shone fondly over other sites in the area. Cherry and mocha meld together, tannins grippy, texture velvety. Jolly good with a nice big slice of lamb shoulder at the East India club with a dear old friend.

Château Margaux from 2005 is one of my favorite wines. Kirwan shows that the vintage shone fondly over other sites in the area. Cherry and mocha meld together, tannins grippy, texture velvety. Jolly good with a nice big slice of lamb shoulder at the East India club with a dear old friend.

May 2nd, 2017
Craig Donnelly

Smoky berry and vanilla nose. Glossy, concentrated and structured with tannins and fruit battling on the lengthy finish with tannins winning at the moment.

Smoky berry and vanilla nose. Glossy, concentrated and structured with tannins and fruit battling on the lengthy finish with tannins winning at the moment.

Jan 23rd, 2017
Frank Lin

2005 feels a little young for this wine. 2003 is better.

2005 feels a little young for this wine. 2003 is better.

Aug 1st, 2016