Château Kirwan Margaux Grand Cru Classé AOC

Château Kirwan is an estate located in Cantenac, not far from the city of Bordeaux and the river Garonne, in a terroir where man and nature have been living together harmoniously for hundreds of years.
The Château, built in 1751, was one of the few Medoc properties that Thomas Jefferson, the future third President of the United States, visited on his Bordeaux wine tasting trip in France and mentioned in his diaries written in 1780. Mark Kirwan passed away in 1815 and over the centuries it passed from hand to hand through several owners, until, during the early years of the twentieth century, it was acquired by a family of “negociant”, the Schyler and Schroder, which moved to Bordeaux in 1738 and still in business today.
With 40 hectares divided into 46 parcels that wind within the territory of the AOC Margaux, it is clear and obvious how the keystone of this Château, over the years, has always been the terroir and its strong identity. Its wines have a characteristic soft, gentle attack, followed by a very Margaux lacework of flavours. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot provide Kirwan’s main wine with a multi-layered structure that is very big, tempered by the roundness of the Merlot and the delicate elegance of the Cabernet Franc.

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VARIETALS
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2016

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TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%

APPEARANCE
Deep garnet-purple colored.

NOSE
The nose is complex, mixing fresh red fruits with delicate notes of vanilla and cinnamon.

PALATE
The palate is medium-bodied, lean, chewy and lively with an earthy finish.
Impressive softness and smooth fleshness. This wine is beautifully balanced and very representative of its origin.

AGEING
18 months in barrels, 50% new oak.

PAIRING
The combination with grilled leg of lamb served with roasted rosemary potatoes and braised vegetables should definitely be tried.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now to 2031.

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