This wine was awarded 5 stars in the November 2007 Decanter Medoc 2004 tasting. I knew it wasn't going to be absolutely ready for drinking as it was recommended to lay down for ten years. However, the tasting note led me to believe that it was quite drinkable even if raw. The note states "Rich, ripe fruit, lovely floral perfume". However, the fruit was dumbed down, I was let down here, and the finish was pure oak but that was to be expected.
Chateau Kirwan is a 3rd classified growth from the Margaux appellation. It is located in the commune of Cantenac which is close to the village of Margaux.
In 1787 Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, said after a journey in the Médoc:
"Chateau Kirwan is of a second quality after Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau Lafite".
Colour : Dark purple
Aroma : Red and dark fruits, oaky, cedar
Taste : Red and dark fruits, smooth tanins, lashings of drying oak on the finish
Alcohol : 13%
Price : 235 SEK
Mark : C
Website : Chateau Kirwan