Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 & 2003 Kirwan, Margaux Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2000 Kirwan, Margaux (94WE, 93JS, 90RP) and 1-bottle of 2003 Kirwan, Margaux (92JS, 92RP, 92WS, (88-90WE)). Of the 2000 Kirwan, Margaux,Wine Enthusiast writes: "The renaissance of Kirwan, with the consultancy of Michel Rolland, continues with this ripe, forward, concentrated wine. The tannins are sweet and soft, with a solid, chunky structure that promises a long life. The finish displays balanced new wood flavors and a smooth polish. (RV)" (06/2003)
This lot contains the following items:
2000 Kirwan, Margaux (qty: 1)
2003 Kirwan, Margaux (qty: 1)
The renaissance of Kirwan, with the consultancy of Michel Rolland, continues with this ripe, forward, concentrated wine. The tannins are sweet and soft, with a solid, chunky structure that promises a long life. The finish displays balanced new wood flavors and a smooth polish. (RV)
Great nose of dark fruit, fresh tobacco and hints of licorice and cedar. Leather. Full body, extremely fine and polished. Lasts for minutes. Drink now or hold. A wine to enjoy for years ahead.
Still somewhat tannic but very much in the style that Kirwan has favored over recent vintages, this is a full-bodied, muscular, powerhouse effort. The wine still has a dense ruby/purple color, with loads of blackberries, cassis, and some noticeable new oak still lingering in the background. Powerful, rich, and full, this wine needs another 2-3 years of cellaring and should age nicely for another 20 years. (RP)
Loads of sweet raspberry aromas here. Full and chunky, with lots of fresh fruit underneath. This is rich and powerful.
A sleeper of the vintage, the 2003 Kirwan exhibits a dense plum/ruby color, sweet creme de cassis notes intermixed with spicy fruitcake and cedarwood, medium to full body, good freshness, sweet tannin and a long finish. This beauty has hit its plateau of maturity, but it is in no danger of falling apart. (RP)
Classy aromas of blackberry, Indian spice and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with wonderfully integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. A real beauty here. Best after 2010. (JS)
Kirwan has been transformed in the past decade or so. Today, as with this 2003, it produces smooth, rich polished wines, with firm wood but never too much. Acidity completes the balance. (RV)
Good deep red. Red raspberry, roast coffee and an overlay of toasty oak on the nose. Sweet and inviting, with supple, fresh red fruit flavors and a seamless texture. Finishes with good breadth and sneaky persistence, with fruit that coats the palate. This has turned out very well. (ST)