Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Margaux    France - Bordeaux   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Chateau Kirwan  2004
Chateau Kirwan 2004
(search item no. 90352)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $38.99

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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Freshness is the hallmark of this wine. The fruit is dominant, ripe and balanced with blackberry acidity. There is a possible hint of overextraction, but that is only a small failing in such a delicious wine."
Wine Enthusiast
93 Points

"Aromas of cedar, spice box, incense, burning embers, black currants, and new wood jump from the glass of this full-bodied, structured effort. Behaving more like a Pauillac than a Margaux, it is a long, concentrated, powerful wine meant for long aging. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025."
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
90 points

My Notes:

Additional wines from Château Kirwan:

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.