2020 Chateau Kirwan
Chateau Kirwan is located on the plateau of Cantenac with some of the finest gravelly soil in the Médoc. Kirwan is exquisitely elegant, well-structured, and among the finest in the Margaux appellation.
Chateau Kirwan takes its name from the Irishman, Mark Kirwan, who owned the estate in the mid-18th century. The Schyler family has owned Kirwan since 1925.
(Wine sampled from tubes) The 2020 Chateau Kirwan gave me a sense of exuberance after tasting it! The blend is 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. The color is deep, dark purple. The aromas of blueberries, black currant, baked plum, cedar, toasted oak, and a hint of lavender are pretty and seducing. Now comes the taste. The flavor showed purity, creaminess and fine-grained tannins that were juicy and polished. It ended with a mouthful of fruit, finishing long with fresh acidity. It is so good now, but I cannot wait to taste the Kirwan from the bottle. Over time, this wine should age beautifully for many years of enjoyment.
By Perry Miroballi