Red

2009 Château Kirwan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • eddieng3388 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 17, 2014 - Need to wait longer time to taste
    Well balanced, soft tannin , great fragrance

  • StefanAkiko Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 2, 2014 - Seconding Umay Ceviker on all accounts.
    Tasted at the Chateau.

  • stayhappy21 wrote: (88 points)

    May 20, 2014 - Tasted this at the Quartet of Bordeaux Masterclass at The Tower Club.

    This wines was tasted side-by-side with the 2010 Chateau Kirwan.

    Colour of the wine is purple with hints of brown. Generally still closed with relatively higher alcohol content. Lots of dark fruits and oak on the nose.

    Style of the wine is full bodied, concentrated and has a clean finish. Palate also experienced dark fruits and berries with a spicy finish.

    Rich with earthy minerals.

  • maxima wrote: (91 points)

    January 31, 2014 - Beau Bordeaux séduisant et ample, jeune certe mais beaucoup plus convainquant que le 2007...effet millésime probablement.
    Un nez charmeur sur les cerises et la terre avec un peu de café.
    En bouche, assez velouté avec de belles notes d'élevage et de fruits rouges.
    Les tannins sont serrées et la finale assez longue et bien persistante.

  • Umay Ceviker wrote: (91 points)

    January 28, 2014 - Deep ruby with a charming crimson rim. Very deceptive nose early on with prominent coffee aromas as well as bitter chocolate masking the black fruity core and steering me towards the new world in blind tasting. Oak driven now on the palate with firm, even drying tannins that tend to soften in a few hours time. Bitter on the aftertaste. Too early to drink. If you still want to, at least two hours in the decanter will pay off.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/17/2013 (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2012, Issue #163 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/18/2011 (link)

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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, Issue #150 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/31/2010 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Château Kirwan) Dark ruby color; appealing, tart currant nose; plush, tart currant palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points (57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) (17.5-18.) points

    (Chateau Kirwan Margaux) The blend here includes 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, a remarkable 13% Petit Verdot and 13% Cabernet Franc. A real mix and not the only estate in the commune making good use of Petit Verdot in this vintage. A dark wine, with a crimson rim, with slightly dark and stony fruit on the nose. Good fruit follows on the palate, soft and supple, with good and balanced grip beneath. Overall this wine has a very good sense of harmony with depth and as such is very good indeed. Quite atypical of Margaux, but also very good.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Kirwan
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 73 (7%)
  • In Cellars 977 (90%)
  • Consumed 30 (3%)

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