The 2016 vintage, bottled in late May, displays a superb dark ruby, almost garnet red color.
An intense bouquet of black fruit stands out in the nose, along with notes of cinnamon and mild pepper. In the mouth, the attack is at once full and fresh, promptly giving way to rich and lengthy volume. The smooth, juicy flesh coats the palate while fine notes of cocoa round out the aromatic blend. Delightfully grained tannins combine with distinct freshness and a lovely length.
The wine offers a perceptible yet discrete concentration, illustrating the full grandeur of the Château Kirwan terroir.