Named after Mark Kirwan, this estate has regained its reputation in the 1990s, when renown oenologist Michel Rolland started consulting at the estate, producing deeper and fuller wine and with more complexity.
Fresh and pure red berry fruit aromas with notes of tobacco and violets. The palate is complex and delicate with a good balance and great length. A classic and affordable Margaux.
The 2016 Kirwan, the second vintage made in the new cuverie, has a tightly knit bouquet of blackberry, pencil lead, crushed stone and pressed iris. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity, and a little more succulent than it showed in barrel, leading to a persistent finish. This is a fine Kirwan, though with their new winery, I’m convinced that more can be achieved from their terroir. Drink 2023-2045- 91 pts Neal Martin, vinous.com