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What are the specificities of Château Kirwan?
Château Kirwan, formerly known as La Salle, changed hands several times. Indeed, bought by an English merchant, it was later taken over by his son-in-law, Marc Kirwan, who bequeathed his name to it in 1775. The city of Bordeaux then 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 Shÿler family trading house, has been able to restructure and revive the estate after the suffering inflicted on it during the war and the economic crisis. From 1991 to 2001, Michel Rolland's advice contributed greatly to the excellence of the estate.
The Château Kirwan offers a blended wine made from different grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
- Merlot 30%
- Cabernet Franc 15%
- Petit Verdot 10%
Two thirds of the vines, 37 years old on average, on land south of Margaux, are located on the Pyrenean gravel of the Cantenac plateau and the rest on sandy gravel on clayey soil.
Château Kirwan produces an average of 90,000 bottles per year. The harvest is carried out by hand. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 18 to 21 months, compared to 15 months for its second wine.
The Domaine has been producing two red wines since 1993:
- Château Kirwan from the oldest vines
- Charmes de Kirwan, the second wine, from the youngest vines
Château Kirwan, constantly in search of excellence, offers wine tastings where depth, balance, elegance and power are the key words.
Best vintages: 1982, 1985,1986,1988, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015
Find our best vintages of the Château Kirwan on Comptoir des Millésimes.