You can always tell the premium Kirkland wines by the slight tint of gray in the label, so I spotted this one from a distance. I also have been on the look out for it since several readers have posted pictures on Facebook asking for a review. And I am big a fan of Pauillac Bordeaux so was curious how this $22.99 offering under the Costco label would stack up.
The first thing to note is that this is a 2014 vintage, so it’s just a baby, and the wine was super tight immediately out of the bottle. An hour later with some air in the decanter, it was an entirely different wine. Be sure to decant this one.
Nose is signature old world Bordeaux, barnyard, a little vegetal, bell pepper. In the mouth, it’s a robust wine, thick and dry, tannic; flavors of black cherry and quite a bit of toasted oak on the back end; some spice and vanilla. Dry throughout, particularity on the finish.
In all, I think this is a great buy. It’s hard to believe you can score a Pauillac bottle for this price. This wine is very nice, and perhaps just needs some time to mature. I plan to cellar a couple to see how they develop.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 Points
Costco item number: 1036433
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA