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    2020-2035

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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Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, dark berries and vanilla nose, coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and anise, spices, detailed, long. 91-93

  • 92p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose with multi-layered fruit, delicate toasting aroma and hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent fruit, firm tannins and good length. 94

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Margaux, Margaux

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92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Kirwan 2016  ( Château Kirwan )

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, dark berries and vanilla nose, coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and anise, spices, detailed, long. 91-93

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Kirwan 2016  ( Château Kirwan )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose with multi-layered fruit, delicate toasting aroma and hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent fruit, firm tannins and good length. 94

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