53 Ch Kirwan : glorious medium bodied rose colour obviously with browning at meniscus but still looking in super shape for a wine of this age. Classically cool crisp Bordeaux nose , the bouquet of rose, a hint of "terroir" (Brett) ; lively (!) entry, flavours of rose , bramble berry , lovely touch of fruit sweetness (!) long flavours dancing thanks to beautiful natural acidity. Classic Margaux commune. A beauty.
— 9 years ago
Restrained bouquet. But elegant on the palate. Cassis, other black fruits, subtle spicy notes. Fine grained tannin. Medium acidity. Pleasant finish with a hint of cedar wood, smoke, anise, and nutmeg. Ready now. — 7 years ago
Chateau Kirwan 1981. Smoky jalapeño kind of reminds of mescal. Lots decaying leaves and dirt, old leather, with a hint of oxidation on the nose. The tannins and acid held up quite well for 34 year old Bordeaux from a cooler vintage. — 8 years ago