Chateau Kirwan 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Item No. 103835
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP90
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE95
  • JS90
  • 2007
  • RP92
  • WE91
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 reveals a beautiful aromatic complexity that combines fruits such as currants or cherry ripe, and sweet spice and vanilla. The attack is fresh, slightly minty and flexible. The tannins gradually give body and support a long finish that is finely wooded. It is certain that the wine will cellar well to provide more enjoyment in coming years.

Blend: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"Although this big, boldly-styled Kirwan is less concentrated than some recent vintages have been, it is an impressive effort revealing a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of new oak, black currants, roasted herbs, and graphite. Full and rich with plenty of tannin to shed, although the tannins are melted and unaggressive (fondu as the French would say), this 2008 should evolve for two decades or more. Range: 88-90"
90 Points

"Caramel new wood aromas are followed by spice and toast flavors. The fruit seems thin by comparison, hard to feel under all that polished toast.
Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points"
90 Points

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(mahr-GOH) Silky Smooth Soft, elegant, feminine… these are words often used to describe the wines of Margaux. The commune is different from its northern neighbors of the Haut-Medoc in both geography and style. Home to the name-sharing premier cru, Margaux lays a few marshlands south of St.-Julien. Notable Facts As in other Medoc appellations, Cabernet Sauvignon leads the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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