Charmes de kirwan

Les Charmes de Kirwan is the second wine of the property, launched in 1993. It is the main wine’s “little brother” and is generally made from the fruit of the youngest vines and parcels of the vineyard that are less gravelly, but sandier. The wine is made highlighting its fruit and maximising suppleness. It can therefore be enjoyed younger.

Vintage 2015

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot

Tasting :
Bottled after maturing for 18 months, it already bodes quite well. Its hue is a rich deep red with violet highlights, typical of young wines from great vintages. An intense nose blends notes of cherry and blackberry with subtle hints of chocolate. It is ample and unctuous in the mouth, with a distinct fleshy character. Understated tannins prolong the tasting experience while lending softness to the wine. Thanks to its mature aromas and velvety texture, this wine is already ripe for tasting, although its concentration ensures that it will age well for many years to come. See for yourself

Vintage 2014

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot

Tasting :
A deep ruby colour, almost as black as the grapes it comes from such that first impressions are of blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry. On the palate, this wonderful basket of ripe fruit combines with a delicate oaky note for added complexity. The wine is round, full and fresh in the mouth, supported by a lovely tannic structure that makes for enchanting spicy notes in the finale.

Vintage 2013

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 46 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10 % Petit Verdot, 6 % Cabernet Franc

Tasting :
With its brilliant ruby red color and fresh, fruity nose, Charmes de Kirwan 2013 offers notes of Morello cherry, raspberry and ripe strawberry. The wine displays a soft, slightly mentholated taste, gliding harmoniously over the palate and offering a pleasant sensation of freshness. A delicate Charmes de Kirwan ready to be enjoyed.

Vintage 2012

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 27 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 53% Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot

Tasting :
It displays a brilliant ruby red colour. Its nose offers elegant notes of black and red fruits such as cherry and red and black currant. Delicate woody notes round out the palette of aromas. A fresh and lively quality immediately enchants the taste buds, while quickly giving way to sweeter sensations with a pleasant roundness. Creamy notes add a touch of extra roundness to the wine and the tasting finishes with lovely spice scents. This wine is bountiful, gourmand, and will be delicious as of 2015.

Vintage 2011

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 46 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10 % Petit Verdot, 6 % Cabernet Franc

Tasting :
The robe is a beautiful bright and brilliant red. The nose delivers an intense, fruity blend of cherry and cassis. It is supple and fleshy on the palate, surprisingly round for such a young wine. A pleasant sweetness accompanies soft and smooth tannins.
A fine woody, vanilla and spicy note characterizes the finale, rounding out the fruity notes. This is a wonderfully indulgent wine to be enjoyed without delay.

Vintage 2010

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 23 % Cabernet Franc, 12 % Petit Verdot

Tasting :
This Charmes de Kirwan is remarkable for its roundness and fleshy juice. The nose is incredible fruity, with lovely notes of blackcurrant and blackberry topped off by fine aromas of pepper. This wine shows exquisite freshness that is highlighted by a pleasant acidity that offers a perfect balance to the impression of roundness in the mouth. For the finale, the aromatic palate is complemented by a delicate and barely perceptible woodiness. This wine will offer freshness and indulgence for the next 10 years.

Vintage 2009

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 34 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 53 % Merlot, 3 % Cabernet Franc, 10 % Petit Verdot

Tasting :
A magnificent dark red color with no trace of evolution. The exceptionally ripe black fruit still stands out in the nose: black currant, blackberry, cherry. A few graceful notes of spice appear, such as vanilla and cinnamon.
After a fresh attack, the wine becomes perfectly round, ample and full-bodied as it evolves in the mouth. Fruit dominates, and a barely perceptible woody note rounds out the richness of the aromas.
The finale is long and aromatic. Once again there is the hint of sweet spices, and no tannins disturb this smooth sensuality. This wine is already delightful to taste, even though it will continue to grow finer over the next ten years.

Vintage 2008

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot

Tasting :
With its deep red color and a fruity floral nose that hints of cherries, Charmes de Kirwan 2008 displays a straightforward first taste with round tannins, a pleasant and balanced mouth, and a fresh and aromatic finish.

Vintage 2007

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 42 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 33 % Merlot, 18 % Cabernet Franc, 7 % Petit Verdot

Tasting :
This Charmes 207 is already showing well.
Lively colour, delicate and fruity on the nose with cherry and pink berries. On the palate, it displays roundness and a supple texture brought by the merlot and cabernet franc.
It goes on delicate oaky notes completing the fruit aromas, and ends on something fresh and soft. A greedy wine ready to enjoy.

Vintage 2006

L'élégance gourmande

Blending : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Tasting :
Through this very classic vintage, the wine shows a real freshness. On the nose, soft spices like vanilla or cinnamon are smelling out, as well as more intense ones like black and or pink berry peppers On the palate, the attack is firstly soft, then turning into something more energic and fresh, eminding us that it is still a young guy ! The finish reveals nice cacao feva notes ideally completing its aromatic range. 1 or 2 more years in cellar should bring all the charm deserved.