Grapes: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon/35% Merlot/10% Cabernet Franc/5% Petit Verdot
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.
This shows fantastic depth and fruit quality for the vintage with crushed currants, raspberries and flowers to the medium to full body, round and ripe tannins and flavorful finish. Good tension and poise. Drink after 2022. 93pts James Suckling