2000 Kirwan, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #993794 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (6/2003)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (10/2016)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2000 Château Kirwan is fully mature and drinking nicely, yet certainly has plenty of life ahead of it. Lots of classic darker currant fruits as well as cedar pencil, green tobacco, spice, and chocolate all emerge from the glass, and it's a rich, powerful, mouth-filling Margaux that has ripe tannins, good overall balance, and outstanding length. It has another decade of prime drinking and, I suspect, a gradual decline after that. Inner quote mark (3/2022)

90 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (6/2010)

90 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Full ruby color. Vibrant, deep aromas of cassis, blackberry, minerals, licorice and smoky oak. Large-scaled and impressively rich in the mouth; chewy and very concentrated. A rather powerfully structured, nicely delineated wine that should be long-lived. Another Margaux chateau that has improved dramatically over the last few years. 90+ Inner quote mark (5/2001)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Bright crimson. Glossy and polished. Very round and generous and easy to like. Some fragrance and real lift. Very dry end. 17/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (8/2007)

K&L Notes

Smoky, toasty, black fruit aromas. This is a very concentrated wine with plenty of tannins, fruit, and body. A must to cellar ten-plus years.

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