Saturday, 25 January 2014

Les Charmes de Kirwan, 2009, Margaux, Bordeaux

Property of Mr Flabby Less
Les Charmes de Kirwan, 2009, Margaux, Bordeaux

This is the second label of Chateau Kirwan and is a highly respectable wine. If you can't afford Chateau Kirwan, this is a damn good alternative!

Dark and deep ruby colour. Beautiful concentration of fruit notes with aroma of cedar and mild mint. Taste of mixed berries and tobacco. Pretty balanced earthy and oaky/woody taste on the palate. Tannins are assertive but acceptable. Mild tinge of spice. Firm structure. Pretty classic in style, IMO.

Overall, I find this red charming as it has a clean and "refreshing" taste. I thoroughly enjoyed this bottle. I plan to buy more and cellar for at least 5 years.

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