2010 Kirwan



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£525.00
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Average critic rating : 92.17 points

92

92

As always, this estate has produced a blockbuster style of Margaux in 2010, with the more masculine side of the appellation providing density, power, big body, loads of fruit, extract and richness. This wine is powerful and concentrated, but by no means excessively extracted. Dense purple, muscular, deep and impressive, it is a wine that allows for no compromise among wine lovers. Forget it for 6-10 years and drink it over the following 20-40 years. ||Keep in mind that in the 19th century, Kirwan was making some of the longest-lived wines of Margaux, so it is nothing new to see this property produce big, blockbuster reds that require considerable patience from their prospective purchasers. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

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91-93

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, including 13% vin de presse and being raised in 45% new oak (13.9% alcohol) the Kirwan ’10 has a very ripe bouquet with blackcurrant, blueberry, plum and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, quite robust on the entry, very good weight but mellowing nicely towards the creamy textured finish. This is a very fine, modern style Margaux, one that is very well crafted. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

90-93

90-93

Ripe and very juicy, but with lovely seamless texture to the plum, cassis and violet notes. The long, racy finish is really persistent. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17

17

Blackish crimson. Intense blend of very ripe fruit and some tobacco savour. Racy green finish – a bit angular – but lots of pleasure too. Edgy for the moment. Not the densest but with real verve. jancisrobinson.com

18

18

Richly-extracted slightly earthy fruit with both intensity, purity and aromatic complexity, a rich, harmonious wine, with everything there for the long term, one of the best ever Kirwans. Drink 2018-35. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

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17

Like many from this appellation the first impression is brutal, bludgeoning tannin but, again, like many Margaux there is lovely, fresh, silky fruit lurking beneath.



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