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2015 Quarisa Mrs Q Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra

2015 Quarisa Mrs Q Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra

We realized a nice upside surprise on this bottle. While I think Australian wines overall seem to be trending in the right direction in terms of price and quality, I’m still never quite certain what I’m going to get when I pour that first glass.

I’ll admit the 93 points from Wine Enthusiast listed on the Costco placard piqued my curiosity, especially since the wine was only $9.99. Could this really be a 93 point wine for under $10? There was only one way to find out.

Mrs Q Cabernet

It pours a deep, inky purple in the glass, about as dark as a wine can get. On the nose I got plenty of spice, pepper, black fruit; in the mouth are flavors of black licorice, black cherry, plum, and blackberry. It’s full in body; dry, dusty and spicy into finish.

This is a racy little red wine that I really came to enjoy, albeit not quite in the 93 point territory that Wine Enthusiast placed it, but not too far from that either. For $10 at Costco it definitely drinks like it cost closer to $20-$25 in my opinion.

Mrs Q Cabernet
The Aussie winemakers always have an interesting story to tell on their labels and here’s a prime example.

I’m going to add to our Top Picks list, and land right at a solid 90 points for this wine. It is a very good buy, and fans of spicy reds and Australian Shiraz should definitely pick up a few of these. Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 1413366

Alc. 14.5%


Monday 7th of September 2020

I'm Australian, and was really excited to see a Coonawarra Cabernet at Costco! As soon as I poured it the colours were all too familiar, and the unique mouthfeel was distinctively Aussie. I really loved it especially for the memories it brings.

I do have one minor gripe though - it has about 3% of residual sugar so if you're used to a typically dry Cabernet (0.5% or less), you might be a little surprised. It'd do well with a BBQ or rich steak, though!

Robert Morel

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

I love wines from Costco including their Kirkland brand.


Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Hope they have it at my Costco, Santa Rosa

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