Château Kirwan

2016 Château Kirwan Les Charmes de Kirwan

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2016 Château Kirwan Les Charmes de Kirwan

The wine is fresh and fruity with red and black fruit aromas on the nose and an elegant yet firm palate. A fine and elegant wine.

Tasting Notes

Colour

A rich, deep color that immediately announces the tone of the vintage. It appears as a highly concentrated wine.

Nose

The rich, complex nose confirms this impression, with a blend of black fruit and spices such as black pepper, cinnamon and vanilla.

Palate

In the mouth, the attack is at once fresh and profuse. The sense of volume continues mid-palate while velvety tannins gradually develop, giving the wine its body without ever becoming overbearing. Everything is in perfect balance. A few notes of cocoa and coffee complement the broad aromatic palette right up to the prolonged finale, supported by extremely mature tannins.

 

Charmes de Kirwan is typically a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot and represents a quarter of the total château production. It is the main wine’s “little brother” and is generally made from the fruit of the youngest vines and parcels of the vineyard that are less gravelly, but sandier. 

Producer

Introduced in 1993, Les Charmes de Kirwan is the second wine of Château Kirwan, a third growth Margaux property in the commune of Cantenac, which has been owned by the Schyler family since 1925. Today, Jean-Henri Schyler lives in the Château and shares his passion of the terroir with his children Sophie, Nathalie and Yann. Thanks to their efforts alongside winemaker Philippe Delfaut, Château Kirwan has been producing superb wines in recent years. 

Awards

  • Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2019

Specifications

Year 2016
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot
Country France
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Food Matches
Red meat (beef and duck) and then, when it goes older, match it with a filet mignon accompanied with prunes or noble mushrooms.
Origin
Margaux
Appellation Bordeaux