In 1710, Château Kirwan was bought by Sir John Collingwood. Collingwood was a popular negociant in the Bordeaux wine trade. The daughter of Collingwood married Mark Kirwan. At that point in time, both she and the Margaux property took on a new name. It was while Mark Kirwan oversaw the estate that the vineyards were increased. Mark Kirwan was also responsible for building the château that is in use today.
This 3rd growth is elegant and refined. Kirwan is one of Margaux's star performers! Fragrant and beautifully aromatic, lovely balance and very nicely judged oak.