Bulk Buy! The latest vintage of the Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec hits it out of the park once again.
The Kirkland Signature Malbec is available exclusively at Costco for just $6.99. It is made by Broquel Winery, who make some tasty Malbec in their own right. It is imported by DC Flynt MW Domaines & Estates.
Argentina's most acclaimed wine region for Malbec, Mendoza Province is in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The grapes for this Kirkland Signature Malbec are grown between 2800 and 3300 feet above sea level. This deep purple Malbec has intense fruit notes of plum and cherries and a long rounded finish. It displays a perfect balance of ripe fruit coupled with oak spice from 12 months of careful aging in French oak barrels.
Crafted at the Broquel winery in Mendoza, this Malbec was produced especially for Kirkland Signature.
-Sergio Case, Winemaker
Produced and Bottled by Broquel Winery
We've been tasting and reviewing the Kirkland Malbec going back to the 2009 vintage and unlike a lot of the other Costco wines, the quality on this one seems to bounce around a good bit. I think it's possible the producer has changed over the years as Costco previously didn't reveal who made it on the label like they do now. The last several vintages; however, the producer has been Broquel Winery.
Previous vintages, while always solid, have been a bit up and down. We loved the 2019 and it turns out 2020 is much more of the same, which is a very good thing.
The 2020 Kirkland Signature Malbec begins with pleasing aromas of plum and blackberry plus a little vanilla and spice.
Tasting reveals similar flavors to the nose in this medium-bodied, smooth and easy drinking Malbec. With lots of ripe and juicy fruit this is seriously crowd-pleasing stuff.
It ends with a dry, juicy finish of lingering tart fruit and a little spice. Really quite delicious, this is a fantastic wine at this extremely low price. This vintage is definitely once again Bulk Buy material!