Château Kirwan Grand Cru Classé Margaux

Château Kirwan, Grand Cru Classé Margaux 2016

Regular price €80.00
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Tax included.
A great Margaux, racy and supple in this vintage with fresh dark fruit and made to last.

‘This big, rich wine offers dense tannins as well as sumptuous black fruits. Fruit and acidity come together to create a wine with both richness and juicy black-plum flavors. Drink this powerful wine from 2025.’ 
95/100 Editors' Choice, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
‘This is not generous but is hugely concentrated and opens with a Margaux floral flourish. Damson and cassis are joined by a shot of freshness on the well constructed palate. The tannins are a little overly tight on the finish - you can feel the juice slightly strangled by them - but it's clearly a wine that's built to last. 4% Petit Verdot rounds out the blend.’
93/100 Jane Anson, Decanter, October 2018
‘There’s fragrant charm here with purple flowers and a swathe of ripe, juicy dark berries. This has a firmish overall feel with sturdy tannins, driving ripe and fresh, red and dark berries long. The oak is very nicely played.’
92/100 James Suckling, February 2019
‘Fresh and open in feel, with a caressing edge to the plum and cherry fruit, followed by light lilac and incense notes through the finish. (JM)’
88–92/100 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, April 2017
‘Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Kirwan is scented of red plums, cassis, redcurrants, earth and cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied, lean, chewy and lively with an earthy finish. (LPB)’
90/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, November 2018
‘Deep crimson with purple rim. Ripe dark fruit and a touch smoky. Firm tannins but there’s so much lovely fruit here it pours over the structure like a fountain. Pure cassis and just fresh enough. 17/20 points.’
17/20 Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson, October 2018
Supplier's websiteChâteau Kirwan
Wine colourRed wine
CountryFrance
AppellationMargaux
Vintage2016
Grape variety55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Alcohol13%
Bottle size75 cl

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We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.

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Faulty bottles

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Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

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Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.