Red

2009 Château Kirwan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2016 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (91 points)

    September 29, 2017 - Lushly textured, round, supple, and already expressive. Very ripe on the nose, with richness on the palate.

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  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: (92 points)

    May 13, 2017 - Second wine in flight three for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with all wines from Margaux.

    Deep mix of garnet and ruby red. Similar to the 2014 with some sweet spices and dark fruits but a bit softer with a savory twist. Notes of bret, meaty and a touch stinky overall. Nothing overpowering or out of place, well integrated together. Great structure and backbone with heavy tannins (7.5/10), definitely a wine built for the long haul. Notes of dark red berries, pepper and a touch toasted. Medium plus body with a long finish. Drink till 2040. (92+)

  • NPop wrote: (90 points)

    April 29, 2017 - Still deep and fresh appearance, although the purple hue starts to fade. No sign of bricking at the 8 years of age. Very pretty nose. Gamey, seaweed, cassis, concentrated sensation, rich and opulent. On the palate this 2009 reflects the profile of the vintage. High tannin, medium plus plus acidity. Almost chewy and salty. Smoky, animalistic, black fruits, white pepper. I personally could do away with the milk chocolate flavor associated with the international style of winemaking. Really hope that time would quiet down the intense oak notes. Ripe and long. Would not touch this baby until 2024 at least. 90+

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 8, 2016 - Tasted blind. Herbs, tobacco, and eucalyptus. Inky, almost meaty, with a little toast. Some cassis and plum, but this is past midway in the transition to maturity. Big oak. Big mouthfeel, but not in the voluptuous merlot sort of way, but rather in the more structured, cabernet sort of way. High class. Ready to drink now. Rating: 93

    Guess the wine. I feel confident that this is left-bank Bordeaux. ~10 years old.

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  • broadband013 wrote: (91 points)

    September 5, 2016 - Trop jeune, mais déjà très bon, il faut encore le garder pour plus d'équilibre.

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

    (Ch Kirwan Margaux Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

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

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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

    (Château Kirwan 3ème Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

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

    (Ch Kirwan Margaux Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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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
  • UPC Codes 3263070022274, 3263070026500, 3263070032532, 3277034729895, 3448821002549, 3448821103499, 6491850022894

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 50 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,455 (90%)
  • Consumed 106 (7%)

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agneau, boeuf, champignons, veau, viande rouge

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