Chateau Kirwan 2012
From the Schroder and Schyler family, the 2012 Kirwan is dense ruby/purple and exhibits notes of cassis, licorice and a touch of toasty oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, tightly knit, but very promising Margaux. Concentrated, long and rich, this wine is still playing it close to the vest. It should be at its best in another 5-7 years and last at least two decades.
Winespectator / James Suckling (88)
Light menthol and bay hints line the core of supple plum and blackberry coulis flavors, while touches of warm cocoa and roasted vanilla line the rounded finish. A little less dynamic than when tasted from barrel.