Bulk Buy! The latest vintage of the Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec hits it out of the park.
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.
In any case, let's check out the 2019 which seems to be much improved from its predecessor which only garnered a Recommended Buy rating.
The 2019 Kirkland Signature Malbec begins with pleasing aromas of plum and blackberry plus a little vanilla and spice.
Tasting reveals it to be not quite as oaky and a bit less one-dimensional than the previous vintage. Medium-bodied, this smooth and easy drinking Malbec tastes ripe and juicy. This is seriously crowd-pleasing stuff.
It ends with a dry, long (much longer than the 2018), juicy finish of lingering tart fruit and a little spice. Really quite delicious, this vintage is definitely Bulk Buy material!