Chateau Kirwan is a 38 hectare wine estate located in Cantenac in the Gironde. It benefits from the AOC Margaux, and is classified as the third great growth in the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855.
What are the specificities of Château Kirwan?
Chateau Kirwan, formerly called La Salle, has changed hands several times. It was bought by an English wine merchant and then taken over by his son-in-law, Marc Kirwan, who bequeathed his name to it in 1775. Then, the city of Bordeaux became the owner in 1905 before putting it up for auction. It was Daniel and Georges Guestier, owners of Beychevelle, who bought the estate.
The current owner, the family wine merchant Shÿler, was able to restructure and revive the estate after the suffering inflicted on it during the war and the economic crisis. From 1991 to 2001, the advice of Michel Rolland contributed greatly to the excellence of the estate.
Château Kirwan offers a blend of different grape varieties:
The vines are 37 years old on average, on land in the south of Margaux, two thirds of which is situated on the Pyrenean gravel of the Cantenac plateau and the rest on sandy gravel on a clay table.
Château Kirwan produces an average of 90,000 bottles per year. The grapes are harvested by hand. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 18 to 21 months, compared to 15 months for the second wine.
The estate has produced two red wines since 1993:
Château Kirwan from the oldest vines
Charmes de Kirwan, the second wine, from the younger vines
Chateau Kirwan is constantly striving for excellence and offers wines for tasting where depth, balance, elegance and power are the key words.
What are the best years of Château Kirwan?
Château Kirwan 2018
Château Kirwan 2005
Château Kirwan 2019
Chateau Kirwan 2015
Chateau Kirwan 2009
Chateau Kirwan 2003
Château Kirwan 2020
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