A wine from an exclusive region in Bordeaux at an unheard of price, the North Forty-Five.2 Pauillac from Costco.
Just like that wine there’s not much info to be found although according to the label it is bottled by SVS, which a web search reveals is Saveur Des Vins De France – Discount Vins.
At $19.99, this wine is about $3 less than the Kirkland Signature Pauillac. This region is home to some of the most expensive Bordeaux wines and as such, prices under $20 are pretty much unheard of here.
The label doesn’t reveal the varietals, but typically these wines are made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot can also be used.
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Situated on a gravelly incline near the banks of the Gironde Estuary, this wine hails from some of the most coveted vineyards in all the world. Laden with notes of dark fruit, violets, chocolate confections, tobacco and leather, this mighty wine is a show of force and elegance. A wine that truly showcases whu Bordeaux is held in such a high regard.
Bottled for SVS 33200 France by EMB 33056D at F33290-056
The 2018 North Forty-Five.2 Pauillac is rather Napa Cab like on the nose. Full of vanilla and plenty of dark ripe fruit, it’s quite pleasing and aromatic.
Tasting reveals smooth, dark, savory fruit, a little bit of earthiness and a little bit of meatiness. Fairly young at this point, it needs a good amount of time to open up. When it does it’s not a revelation but it is worthy of the almost $20 price tag.
It ends dry, long and slightly chewy.