This wine really changed a lot with air. I was getting ready to write it up as one of my least favorite Kirkland offerings. But after an hour or so in the glass it’s come around, albeit only a bit. I’m a big Bordeaux fan, and frequently enjoy wines from the Medoc region, but most cost more than the $8.99 I paid for this bottle at Costco. At that price, it’s hard to be too critical, but I wouldn’t rush to the store to stock up on this one.
I reread my comments on the 2009 vintage of this wine, and feel very much the same for this year’s wine. Overall, the wine is just not that interesting and rather one dimensional. Nose is almost non-existent; in the mouth the wine opens up with a bit of dark fruit, blackberry, and black licorice flavors, leading to a dry and slightly spicy finish that wraps up quickly.If you’re a Bordeaux fan like me and are looking to try an inexpensive bottle for fun, go for it. Otherwise, I’d take my money and look for anything from Spain for $9.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 85 Points
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 666695