2019 Chateau Kirwan
Chateau Kirwan takes the name from the Irishman, Mark Kirwan, who owned the estate in the mid 18th century. The Schyler family has owned Kirwan since 1925. Chateau Kirwan is located on the plateau of Cantenac with some of the finest gravelly soil in the Medoc. Kirwan produces wines that remain elegant, well structured and are among the most stylish in the Margaux appellation.
This prototypical Margaux is intensely aromatic with spring flowers and fruitcake spices. Sleek and concentrated on the palate with crème de cassis and juicy raspberry preserves that remain beautifully creamy well into the core. There is nice tension and energy throughout. It is obvious that Chateau Kirwan excelled in Margaux with this vintage. An exemplary effort by Sophie Schyler, managing director Philippe Default and the team at Chateau Kirwan.