Quite the find at only $7.99, the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur.
The Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur is available exclusively at Costco for just $7.99. The wine is made by Chateau Petit-Freylon. It is imported by Misa Imports.
A carefully selected blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot that has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. It is well-balanced, with a core of black currant and plum fruit that shows ample depth with subtle toasted notes for a generous palate and silky tannins.
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. It’s been a long time since we’ve reviewed this wine (since the 2010 vintage!) so let’s check it out.
The 2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur really needs a lot of time to open up (like even a whole day) 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 rather young and austere right now but I’m thinking this will be really quite nice in a couple years. It’s certainly not every day you can say that about an $8 bottle of wine.
It ends a bit chewy and grippy on the dry, decent length finish.