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  • Country ranking ?

    4 729
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025

The Story

A rather late ripening variety, it accounts for 45% of the Kirwan vineyard and thrives best on gravel-based soil, the first to absorb the spring warmth. Although fickle in yield, it gives the wine its structure, forming small, thick-skinned grapes. As it ages, it reveals superbly delicate aromas and a marvelous complexity.

Merlot comprises 30% of the Kirwan vineyard and thrives on more varied soils. In the temperate climate of our region, Merlot grows well on sandy or clay-based land, colder or more humid. It can also grow on gravelly soil, becoming more delicate, whereas on clay it produces a more potent wine.

It is often more accessible than Cabernet Sauvignon when young, and like its neighbor it grows finer with age for decades.

  

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core . Expressive nose with aroma remiscent of melted dark chocolate, vanilla and elegantly toasted oak, backed by succulent berry fruit. On the palate well structured with balanced tannins and acidity, good mouthfeel and length.
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Margaux, Margaux

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Kirwan 2013  ( Château Kirwan )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core . Expressive nose with aroma remiscent of melted dark chocolate, vanilla and elegantly toasted oak, backed by succulent berry fruit. On the palate well structured with balanced tannins and acidity, good mouthfeel and length. "

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