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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.
|Score: 90+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015|
Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Sweet and round. Flattering and ripe. Successful and quite dry on the end. But really rather well judged. Fragrant. Drink 2022-2034.
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2016|
There is an unusually low percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon here for the Medoc. The vineyard being planted with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. The Boissenots have consulted here since 2007 (replacing Michel Rolland) and the wine is now less new-oak, less late-picked and less jammy in style.
| ||Farr Vintners, March 2013|
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