Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Kirwan, Margaux 3CC
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 16.5 AG 18 SS 18
Lovely perfume of violets. Rich and super-ripe, very concentrated and slightly extracted, but tannins are there to surround the exuberant fruit. Fleshy, persistent and with a long finish.
Price £37–£79 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier