Chateau Kirwan 2015 Margaux
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet-franc, 5 % Petit Verdot
Chateau Kirwan has a name more often seen in the shores of the West of Ireland than in the left bank of Bordeaux. The Kirwans from Galway were one of the Irish families that came to France during the times of the French Revolution and one wine merchant with the surname eventually inherited the chateau in the mid 18th century.
Although the Kirwans sold the chateau in 1802, this heritage makes Chateau Kirwan one of the Wine Geese, a name that serves as a nod to the “Wild Geese”, as Irish soldiers serving in European armies in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were nicknamed.
In 1925, the Schÿler family added the chateau their already impressive portfolio of wine properties. This 1855 Third Growth is located in prime wine territory, in the heart of the Margaux appellation: the chateau’s exceptional soils are rich in ancient gravel, making for a truly remarkable terroir.
"This is an effortlessly elegant and classy Margaux. Real structure where the tannins hold without being intrusive. They have new cellars here, so lots to look forward to over the next decade as they really begin to benefit from the extra precision. Extremely classic Margaux, a great signature of the appellation."
93/100 Decanter 2017
This rich wine is full of fruit and structured with layers of tannin. It’s also stylish and elegant, with a suave texture that is already attractive. Black fruits mix with the structure to give a wine that will age well. Drink 2020 - 2035."
96/100 Wine Enthusiast 2017