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2011 Kirkland Signature Series Mendoza Malbec

2011 Kirkland Signature Series Mendoza Malbec

2011 Kirkland Signature Series Mendoza MalbecThis is one of those wines that just highlights why shopping for wine at Costco is such a pleasure.  I’ve had several readers comment on the standard (non signature series) Kirkland Malbec which is about half the price of this one ($8.99 for the regular Kirkland Malbec vs $18.79 for Kirkland Signature Series that I review here) and everyone felt that was a winner.  So I wanted to move a little further upstream and see what the Signature Series wine brought to the table.  And I thought this was a killer wine for the money; an easy addition to our Top Picks list of great wines at the warehouse right now.

This wine pours dark inky purple, almost black; nose is interesting, a touch of vanilla mixed with herbs, maybe even a little pine; I couldn’t stop sniffing this one.  The wine is full bodied and penetrating, great depth, loads of dark fruit, some spicy cherry; finishes dry and sticky with a hint of spice.

Wow, it just keeps getting better the more I dig into it.  This is a superb wine at this price.  I can’t recommend it enough.  I think fans of all types of red wines will find something they like here.  I plan to buy a couple more to sit on as I think it may develop even further in a year or two. Rating: 92 Points

Costco item number: 825988

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA


Sunday 29th of March 2015

I've had a few bottles of this Malbec. It's definitely worthwhile for the price.


Saturday 28th of March 2015

Please clarify the price. $8.99 or $18.79?


Saturday 28th of March 2015

Sorry if that wasn't clear. The Signature Series Mendoza Malbec is $18.79, and the standard Kirkland Malbec is $8.99

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