Costco scores big-time with a bargain-priced wine from the prestigious Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux.
A Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux, France. The wine is aged for 9 months in French oak.
The wine is available exclusively at Costco for just $22.99. Imported by Misa Imports.
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From the bottle:
The prestigious Pauillac appellation is home to one of the finest Bordeaux vineyard growing areas. 2015 Kirkland Signature is aged for 9 months in French oak barrels producing a harmonious and elegant wine. Intense aromas with notes of black cherry, vanilla and brown baking spices are complex with a full body. Tannins are fine and integrated with a long, refined finish.
The Pauillac appellation within the Medoc region in Bordeaux is not an area we talk about frequently here at Reverse Wine Snob. With almost no wines being produced under $20 and home to three of the top Bordeaux Chateaux (Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Latour), wines produced here can retail for over $1,000. While we would never consider spending that much on a bottle, we jumped at the chance to give this Kirkland Signature variation a try. It cost us a few dollars over our normal limit, but that puts it in perfect Saturday Splurge territory. Let's see what all the fuss is about, shall we?
The 2015 Kirkland Signature Pauillac begins with a very enticing aroma that gets even better as it has more air. Blackberry, dusty spice, cedar, vanilla and more all the fill the glass. Tasting reveals a smooth, wonderful mouthfeel and plenty of delicious tart fruit (blackberry, plum, red and black cherry) tinged with spice. Slightly chewy tannins lead into the long, dry finish featuring lots of lingering dusty, oaky spice and some lasting earthy notes. This one should be able to age nicely for a few years but it's drinking quite nicely right now. A perfect Saturday Splurge!
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