Chateau-Margaux Margaux 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
It is a wine that is exuberant without being opulent, rich without being heavy, fresh without being aggressive. Everything is in balance.
Blend: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Petit Verdot
The wine's richness is concentrated, offering black plum flavors and dense tannins all bound together in a ripe wine. Acidity shoots through the bold black fruits, giving the wine intensity and certainly a great future.
This drapes wonderfully, with its range of warmed cassis, plum reduction and blackberry preserve flavors displaying a cashmere feel while warmed anise, alder, juniper and bay details peek in throughout. Rich yet defined finish.
One of the few wines I wasn't able to taste from barrel, the 2018 Château Kirwan is certainly an outstanding wine now from bottle. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as beautiful notes of crème de cassis and earthy currant fruits, it's medium to full-bodied and has a kiss of background oak, plenty of spicy, floral nuances, and a great finish. It's another terrific 2018 with solid up-front appeal yet the balance, structure, and class to evolve for 20-25 years.
Tight and very focused this year with blackberries and olive and bark undertones. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory and juicy finish. Solid.
The 2018 Kirwan is deep garnet-purple in color and gives intense, lifted scents of kirsch, black raspberries and warm cassis with nuances of rose hip tea, tar, fragrant earth and wild sage. The full-bodied palate delivers a great intensity of vibrant fruit with loads of earthy nuances and a firm, fine-grained frame, finishing long and perfumed.
The 2018 Kirwan has an attractive bouquet of violet-laced blackberry and raspberry fruit. The oak here is neatly enmeshed with a subtle marine note in the background. The medium-bodied palate offers sappy black fruit laced with cedar and light minty notes. Quite cohesive, with a bit of swagger on the finish. This is a fine Kirwan that should age well in bottle.