Chateau Kirwan 2005 has loads of coffee, blackberry and cigar box aromas, turning to crushed blackberry. This wine is full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins and an aftertaste of vanilla, blackberry and espresso. It's mouthpuckering and very concentrated and structured.
93 Points Wine Spectator: Aromas of cedar, spice box, incense, burning embers, black currants, and new wood jump from the glass of this full-bodied, structured effort. Behaving more like a Pauillac than a Margaux, it is a long, concentrated, powerful wine meant for long aging. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast: Dense and dark, this is an extracted wine with polished fruit. What stops it going over the edge is the delicious sweet fruits, the dense structure and the elegance that gives it shape and aging potential.