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WTN: 2003 Chateau Kirwan (Margaux)

by David M. Bueker » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:20 pm

2003 rears its ugly head with a wine that more resembles prune juice than Margaux. I picked this up in 375s & am glad I did not go whole hog. I only have two more bottles to go then it's all gone. No elegance, just sweet flab.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Chateau Kirwan (Margaux)

by Tim York » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:01 pm

I suppose that I should hasten to drink up to only 03s which I bought, Talbot and Branaire I think, but this does not encourage me.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Chateau Kirwan (Margaux)

by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:32 pm

I liked the '03 Branaire very much on release. I should revisit that one as well.

I have never tasted the '03 Talbot.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Chateau Kirwan (Margaux)

by Ryan M » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:30 pm

At one point I was planning to get a couple bottles of the 2005 for laying down, based on predictions of huge aging potential. But I quickly changed my mind after seeing it consistently described as tasting more like a Cali Cab than Bordeaux. The consensus seems to be that Kirwan no longer tastes like Margaux. Instead, having tasted and loved the highly traditional La Louviere, I got a couple of those (plus a couple of the not-necesarily-traditional-but-damned-delicious Malmaison).

Still . . . . I have to admit I'm curious. If you'd like to get rid of one of those 375s David, I'd be happy to pay for the shipping! (seriously)
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Re: WTN: 2003 Chateau Kirwan (Margaux)

by Tom Troiano » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:04 pm

David,

Do me a favor. For purely scientific reasons hold on to one of those half bottles for at least 10 years. I'm guessing it will be better.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Chateau Kirwan (Margaux)

by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:29 pm

Well I have two, so 1 for Ryan and another to bury for 10 years. I can do that.
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