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2011 Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux

2011 Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux

The Costco stores near me often times sneak in these $8-$15 Bordeaux wines in the cheap seats (the wines stacked in the aisles, not the wood boxes), and they have been really hit or miss for me in the past. But this one is a definite hit for only $9.99.

This wine is earthy on the nose, floral with a little vanilla and spice. Medium body in the mouth, nice light mouthfeel; flavors of ripe red fruit, black cherry, a little bell pepper even and some anise; the wine is chalky, and finishes bone dry in the mouth with lingering pepper and spice.

I really like this one at this price point.  It’s 100% Merlot and old world in style.  This is an easy drinking wine, and a good volume buy for a party.  Just keep dumping these in the decanter and serve them and you’ll have your guests thinking you spent a lot more than $10 a bottle.

I’m adding to our recommended wine list as it’s a very nice wine for only $10 and one of those examples of why you should buy wine at Costco – to find gems like this.  This wine is made by Chateau Clinet, a well respected Pomerol producer, although they source the grapes for this wine from various appellations in Bordeaux. Rating: 90 Points

Costco item number: 919653

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13.5%


Sunday 12th of February 2017

Have not [at least yet] seen this in San Diego. However, here they did recently bring in the '14 Closerie du Bailli Blaye Grande Reserve, imported by [surprise ;) ] Misa Imports. [Was the price $7.99?] IF you're able to try it, I'd be curious re your impressions.


Sunday 12th of February 2017

I haven't seen that one yet but will keep an eye out. Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like a good fit for the site if we can find it.


Saturday 11th of February 2017

Was reading your write up of the Eguia. Totally agree with your assessment of the '07. Loved the wine. What a deal. Was sorry it disappeared. Was equally disappointed in the '09.

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