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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Chateau Kirwan (3 Liter) 2005
Chateau Kirwan (3 Liter) 2005
(search item no. 118088)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $499.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Since its birth until its recent bottling, this vintage does not stop to impress us. The nose is exuberant, combining notes of complex fruit smells spicy and almost more exotic like mango. The mouth is full, fleshy and perfectly balanced despite the high alcohol content. The silky tannins caress the palate and give wine an incredible length. This wine is already delicious, but you can also bet on a long and successful evolution if you know how to be patient.
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About Château Kirwan:

Château 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 typical of the very finest in the Margaux appellation.

The vines are thinned out in order to encourage maximum concentration and ripeness in the grapes. These are hand-picked and carefully sorted before being crushed. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and then aged in oak barrels (35% of which are renewed every year) for 18 months.

Château Kirwan takes its name from the Irishman, Mark Kirwan, who owned the estate in the mid 18th century. The Schÿler family has owned Kirwan since 1925.