Wine Enthusiast: "94–96. Barrel Sample. At 73% the Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this fine, smoky wine. Its juicy character reflects the freshness of the vintage while also giving structure. A precise, focused wine with tannins built for aging."
Suckling: "A firm and subtle red with blackcurrant and spice aromas and flavors. Medium body. Refined tannins. Nicely crafted."
Falstaff: "Kräftiges Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart nach Kokos und Nougat, dunkle Waldbeeren, ein Hauch von Lakritze, einladendes Bukett. Saftig, rotbeerige Nuancen, frisch strukturiert, feine Tannine, lebendig-zitronig im Abgang, delikater, leichtfüßiger Stil, ein animierender Speisenbegleiter.
Decanter: "Dark chocolate powder and ripe blackcurrants on the nose. Succulent and supple on the palate, this has a plush and plump feeling to it. It's not massively expansive but does have a great mouthfeel in terms of texture and overall generosity of flavours. Tannins are fine and the juicy acidity is really to the fore, alongside lovely floral elements. Bright and perky although still quite linear, with a nice initial impact and long finish. This should improve during ageing."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Kirwan should certainly be outstanding, with the pretty, medium-bodied, elegant style of the vintage. Giving up both red and blue fruits as well as some floral notes, it has good freshness, outstanding purity of fruit, and fine tannins."