Château Kirwan, Margaux 2005 | 750 ml.

Item #: 48464

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Critical Acclaim

SP92+ Wine Spectator Jun 30, 2006

"[Barrel tasting] I like the mineral, lead pencil and berry aromas to this. Full-bodied, very silky and refined. Long finish. Compact and tight, with lovely structure." (92–94 pts.)

WE92+ Wine Enthusiast 6/20/2006

"[Barrel tasting] There is excellent balance here: the fruit is dark and opulent, but also fresh from acidity, piled with firm but generous tannins. A wine with excellent potential." (92–94 pts.)

WE93 Wine Enthusiast 6/1/2008

"Dense and dark, this is an extracted wine with polished fruit. What stops it going over the edge is the delicious sweet fruits, the dense structure and the elegance that gives it shape and aging potential." (93 pts.)

ST89+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2007

"Good full ruby-red. Primary aromas of blackberry, violet, mint and licorice. Sweet and densely packed, with good mineral firmness to the chewy black fruit flavors. No shortage of flavor or breadth here. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins, with ripe acids carrying the wine’s fruit. This is more harmonious than it appeared to be from barrel a year ago. Enologist Michel Rolland was responsible for putting together the 2005 blend but ended his relationship with Kirwan prior to the 2006 harvest." (89–91 pts.)

RP92+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 1st Apr 2008

"I remember tasting a number of Kirwans from the 19th century that had held up surprisingly well over 100 years. While the 2005 will probably not last that long., it may be one of the finest wines this estate has made in the last fifty years. This brilliant, full-bodied, powerful, broodingly backward Margaux exhibits a dense purple hue along with notes of charcoal, licorice, blackberries, and graphite. Exceptionally concentrated, possessing high tannin, zesty acidity, and a 45-second finish, it should be purchased only by patient connoisseurs. Anticipated maturity: 2016–2035." (92+ pts.)

Margaux

This celebrated appellation in Bordeaux's Medoc region produces some of the greatest wines in the world, headlined by the world-famous Chateau Margaux estate. The soil here leads to wines that are very aromatic.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU48464
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameChâteau Kirwan, Margaux
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DistrictMedoc
Product Location - Location-AppellationMargaux
Package Size750 ml.
Wine/Spirit BrandChâteau Kirwan
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2005
Bin Location5
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wine - Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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