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Chateau Kirwan 2017 Margaux

Chateau Kirwan 2017 Margaux

€89.95

The 2017 Kirwan has a very opulent, heady bouquet that perhaps has its foot pressed down a little too hard on the accelerator? It just feels a little ostentatious compared directly with its peers. The palate goes some way to restore order with small dark cherries, taut and quite firm tannin with a very citrus-fresh finish. It is a Margaux that seems to be on full glare at the moment - I hope that during élevage the contrast is toned down, so that there is more balance and a sense of terroir can come through, because this estate can produce great wines. Drink 2019-2033.

Scores:

Parker Points 91

Wine Enthusiast 95

Decanter 91

James Suckling 93

 

  • Body
    Medium
  • Country
    France
  • Region
    Bordeaux

Description

The 2017 Kirwan has a very opulent, heady bouquet that perhaps has its foot pressed down a little too hard on the accelerator? It just feels a little ostentatious compared directly with its peers. The palate goes some way to restore order with small dark cherries, taut and quite firm tannin with a very citrus-fresh finish. It is a Margaux that seems to be on full glare at the moment - I hope that during élevage the contrast is toned down, so that there is more balance and a sense of terroir can come through, because this estate can produce great wines. Drink 2019-2033. Score: 89/91 Parker Points

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Garret's Recommendation

From one of the original 'Irish' wineries in Bordeaux. Chased out of Ireland by Cromwell, the Kirwan's were one of the original 14 Tribes of Galway. They eventually settled in France and became iconic wine making legends....

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