Kirwan 2001


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Tasting Notes

The 2001 Kirwan is nearly as good as their splendid 2000. A dense purple color is accompanied by a bouquet of barbecue smoke, graphite, black cherries, creme de cassis, and a hint of espresso. Full-bodied and layered, with outstanding richness, purity, and sweetness on the palate, this firmly structured, well-delineated, impressively made, full throttle effort should hit its peak in 2-3 years, and last for 12-15. It will be one of the longest lived of the 2001 Medocs.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 87/88+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

Score: 89/91James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

Very deep glowing dark crimson. Generous nose for a 2001 with pretty massive tannins underneath. Wait for quite a while for this – a hint of singed flavour but pretty nice wine. Classic claret build – for the long term.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW,, October 2007

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