Is it still quite the find at only $6.99? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur.
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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 over the years and while it has always been solid, the quality has varied a bit. The 2019 was excellent. Let's check out the 2020.
Like the previous iterations, the 2020 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur needs some time to breathe but once it does, it reveals a wonderful aroma of plum, blackberry, clove, a little leather 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. Once again, it also has some decent aging potential which is definitely not common for a $6.99 bottle of wine.
It ends chewy and grippy on the dry, long finish. As a testament to its youth, the whole thing was even better on day 2. This is a winner once again, stock up.
2020 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur
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And here's our review of the very similar previous vintage, the 2019, if you still have a few bottles laying around:
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.