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Kirwan 2002




Dark ruby, tight rim. Classic Cantenac and Brane. This classic Cantenac and Brane, originating from the renowned vineyards, is a masculine, potent, concentrated, and rich wine. It offers subtle fruit freshness and delicate rancio balance. We awarded it DD92.

A consistent score of 90 was given by NM, who wrote, 'Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. A dark horse, this one! It starts with touches of roasted coffee beans on the nose, gaining moderate definition but intensifying and clarifying with time, developing some secondary scorched, earthy notes. The palate is a delightful balance of freshness and chewiness, with macerated black cherries, melted tar, and graphite, turning peppery towards the lingering finish. It's a wine of good length, very fine indeed. Tasted October 2009. Edited. 

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