Quite the find at only $6.99, the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur.
The 2019 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur is available exclusively at Costco for just $6.99 ($1 less than last year). The wine is still made by Chateau Petit-Freylon. It is imported by Misa Imports.
A carefully selected blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot that has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. It is deep ruby in color, with a good tannic structure and supple palate. The nose is complex with black fruit, black currant and woody notes.
The Bordeaux Superieur appellation that today's wine wears is meant to be a step up from the standard Bordeaux label; however, this is still a general appellation not to be confused with the named cities (like Pomerol or Saint-Emilion) or the Grand Cru classifications. We've covered this wine a lot of the years and the 2018 ranked out at just a 7 Taste Rating, which is still highly respectable, but not quite as high as previous versions. Let's check out the 2019.
The 2019 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur needs some time to open up but when it does, it's quite nice. It features pleasing aromas of plum, blackberry, clove and some other assorted spice notes.
In the mouth it is smooth and full of juicy black cherry and toasty oak notes. It is a bit young right now but well balanced. This one likely has some decent aging potential. It's certainly not every day you can say that about an $7 bottle of wine.
It ends chewy and grippy on the dry, long finish. The whole thing was even better on day 2. Despite being a dollar less than the 2018, we think it actually tastes better too! Stock up.