Chateau Kirwan 2006 750ml
Margaux, Bordaeux, France
WE91 JR17 WA90 WS90
Wine Enthusiast 91
The new wood flavors on this wine are becoming well integrated with the velvet fruit textures. The tannins are now an adjunct to the fruit, which shows fresh spice and sweetness. It is becoming a fine, balanced wine, delicate and perfumed.
Jancis Robinson 17
A little volatile but certainly fresh on the nose. Round and sweet and rather charming. Not heavy - positively dances and sings! Dry tannins on the finish but enough fruit density beforehand. Ambitious -pretty dry tannins - I feel this wine is on a knife edge. I think it has enough fruit for the tannins but it’s very close to being dominated by them. Is this the first post-Rolland vintage or, more probably. the last one in which he played a part?
Wine Advocate 90
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a dense, oyster shell tinged bouquet with lifted blackberry, black olive and a touch of wet sand. Quite complex and well defined. The medium-bodied palate has a chewy entry, but very fine structure with fully ripe tannins, blackcurrants, raspberry, spice and a little leather. Very focused on the finish. This represents a very good performance from Kirwan. Tasted January 2010.
Wine Spectator 90
There's lovely fruit in this wine, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A very balanced Kirwan.