This is the first vintage produced at the new winery that has been installed with the same tanks as those designed for Château Cheval Blanc. The fermentation is cool at a maximum 25°C in order to contain the extraction and showpiece the classic Margaux characters. There is 40% new oak. The bouquet displays very alluring clean berry aromas, the palate is vibrant and brimming with cassis, balanced by a very feminine freshness. A wine that possesses great opulence, this is a very good vintage for Kirwan.
The colour is dark and opaque, the nose both forward and intensely rich, offering warmly baked black fruits, a hint of minerality and a lush, succulent quality, balanced throughout and utterly decadent - the obvious spice and oak all integrate with layers of kirsch and sweet oak. Long, rounded, supple. Beautiful. A corker!