2015 Chateau Kirwan

Year: 2015
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 93--Wine Enthusiast: 96--Jeff Jeve: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$49.95

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"Leans toward the old-school side, with singed cedar and alder notes, perfumy black tea and mulled spice aromas and a core of gently steeped plum and black currant fruit, all carried by lightly dusty tannins through the finish. Balanced, charming and certain to age gracefully. Best from 2020 through 2032. 10,000 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"The 2015 Kirwan has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed red currants, black cherries and black plums with wafts of tilled soil, fallen leaves and bark. The medium-bodied mouth offers nice intensity with soft, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness on the finish." (WA)

"The 2015 Kirwan is positively stellar. Deep, fleshy and incredibly inviting, the 2015 will drink well right out of the gate. The balance of aromatics, fruit and structure is compelling. Plum, blackberry, chocolate, licorice and spice fill out the wine's creamy, supple frame. Readers should expect bold, fleshy style." (VM)

"A sleek wine with plenty of tannins, but they are already so well integrated that this has a very elegant personality. The long finish is rather mineral and very pure. Drink or hold." (JS)

"The 2015 Château Kirwan showed beautifully and is just another data point pointing to Margaux being the star of the Médoc. It boasts a deep ruby/plum color as well as thrilling notes of black raspberries, toasted bread, Asian spices and lead pencil. With subtle background oak, a ripe, opulent texture, sweet tannin, and notable purity and elegance, give bottle 3-4 years in the cellar and enjoy through 2035+." (JD)

"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 from 2026." (WE)

"Showing much better from bottle than it did in barrel, the full bodied, nuanced wine offers lush, soft textures, silky, ripe, sweet, dark red fruits and a polish in the finish that stands out in a crowd. This will be even better with age. There is a lot of charm here, making this without doubt, the best wine Kirwan has ever produced." (JL)


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