2020 - Ch Kirwan 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Kirwan
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2026 - 2039
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2020 CH KIRWAN 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Kirwan
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2026 - 2039
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £180.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot The Schyler family and their emminent oenoligist Eric Boissneot have produced a very poised style of Ch Kirwan this year. The aromas are quite striking, smoky and full of summer pudding fruits. In the palate, it is one of controlled concentration, the intense dark berries sit comfortably underneath a tense core of tight tannins, all held together by a line of zippy freshness. A wine to be taken seriously this year.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2020 Kirwan, cropped at 33hl/ha and tank-fed via gravity, undergoes an 18- to 22-month élevage. It offers ripe black currant and raspberry coulis scents on the nose, violets and citrus peel emerging with time. There is a seductiveness to these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, ripe entry that disguises the backbone, a very silky texture and traces of tobacco and graphite furnishing the opulent finish. One of the more luxuriant Margaux 2020s. Drink 2025 - 2045

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2021,
    Score: 88-91

    The 2020 Kirwan is a pretty tough, brooding wine. It will be interesting to see if the searing tannins soften during élevage. There is good depth to the fruit, but I am not sure if that will be enough to balance the tannins. Red purplish berries, gravel, smoke and grilled herbs linger. This is an especially potent, brooding style. Drink 2030 - 2045

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, May 2021,
    Score: 91-93+

    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Kirwan prances out of the glass with pretty scents of redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and Morello cherries, followed by hints of lavender, black tea and dried Provence herbs, with a touch of tree bark. The medium-bodied palate has fantastic tension and fine-grained tannins framing the tightly wound red fruit and savory layers, finishing long and refreshing. Drink 2025-2040

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
    Score: 17

    Black core with purplish rim. Intense blackcurrant aroma and a lovely lift from all that Cab Franc – lively dark-red fruits. Juicy, bright and yet well structured. Complete, harmonious and fresh. Not a blockbuster but all in proportion. (JH) 14%. Drink 2028 – 2038

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    The deep purple 2020 Château Kirwan offers a rocking bouquet of jammy blackberries, blueberries, violets, cedary oak, and sappy flowers. Playing in the medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated end of the spectrum, on the palate it shows the more focused and elegant style of the vintage, with wonderful tannins and impressive purity of fruit. This is another strong showing by Château Kirwan that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and have more than two decades of longevity.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    With a gorgeous depth of color, licorice, tobacco leaf, boysenberry, black plum, espresso and floral nuances come to the surface easily. Silky, refined, sweet and vibrant, the fruit lingers on the palate all the way through to the earth, spice and cocoa packed finish. This is already quite expressive and should be just great with 6 years or so of aging.

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Producer

Château Kirwan

A 3eme Cru, 35 hectare estate that has undergone considerable improvement since 1995. The wines which used to be light and acidic now tend toward power and extraction, so are mildly atypical of the Margaux appellation.Kirwan is planted with vines of an average age of 27 years and in the proportions: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.