Costco did us right by offering this superb 2010 Brunello for the awesome price of only $26.99. They teased us with the ’10 Kirkland Signature Brunello which we thought was outstanding, only to follow it up with two mediocre Brunello offerings for the ’11 and ’12 vintages.
The main appeal of the Kirkland Brunello is the price, $25, which is pretty much unheard of in the land of decent Brunellos, until now.
The best thing they could do would be to bring in a Brunello offering from the 2010 vintage at the same price point as that 2010 Kirkland one that we loved so much (but that is long gone from warehouses). Well, here is that bottle.
This 2010 Brunello landed right in that sweet spot, and I was really hoping I would find something memorable especially given the 92 point Robert Parker sticker attached to the bottle. Usually not a huge factor for me, but it did give the bottle just a touch more street cred.
Out of the bottle the wine is nowhere near ready to consume. This wine requires an hour decant, after which it started to open up and come together into the delicious wine that it is.
It pours a light, almost see though, slightly rusty red in the glass; showing early signs of a little age; nose of red fruit, flowers and a touch of cherry cola.
A similar profile in the mouth, more red fruit, nice round cherry, red licorice, cola and then leather and earthy notes towards the finish; medium in body with sharp acidity and a dusty finish, this a food lover’s dream wine.
We paired this with some (Costco bought) ground bison meatballs which was outstanding. But this wine is so good, and versatile it could go with about anything. This is a bottle I’d stock up on if you see it as I think once word gets out, they will go fast. A fun one for holiday parties too.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 92 points (a CostcoWineBlog Recommended Wine)
Costco item number:1203007
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Perimeter)