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    Chateau Kirwan 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Margaux, Bordeaux, France


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    Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Margaux, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 103835

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2008 reveals a beautiful aromatic complexity that combines fruits such as currants or cherry ripe, and sweet spice and vanilla. The attack is fresh, slightly minty and flexible. The tannins gradually give body and support a long finish that is finely wooded. It is certain that the wine will cellar well to provide more enjoyment in coming years.

    Blend: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Although this big, boldly-styled Kirwan is less concentrated than some recent vintages have been, it is an impressive effort revealing a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of new oak, black currants, roasted herbs, and graphite. Full and rich with plenty of tannin to shed, although the tannins are melted and unaggressive (fondu as the French would say), this 2008 should evolve for two decades or more. Range: 88-90

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Caramel new wood aromas are followed by spice and toast flavors. The fruit seems thin by comparison, hard to feel under all that polished toast.
    Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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