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Saturday, 2 March 2013

09 and 10 from Kirwan

2010 Château Kirwan:
Deep ruby. Floral, violets, cassis, thrilling nose. Mint and vanilla to spice it up. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture, refreshing and balanced. Long. 92

2009 Château Kirwan:
Deep ruby. Opulent and intense nose, almost flamboyant and lacks nuances at the moment. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, again a ball, balanced if rich palate. Long. 91

Michel Rolland left as a consultant in 2006 and in 07 Boissenot arrived. Since his arrival I find the wines getting more and more nuanced every year, and I like the new path better. I hope he will continue the quest for refinement rather than power.

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