This was a great Costco wine find that was recommended by several readers.
Bodega Tapiz is a super dependable producer from Argentina. It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed a wine from them (longer than I thought). The last review was back in 2019 with the Tapiz Black Tears Malbec, a big time winner and one that we’ve enjoyed a few more times since.
We also reviewed their estate blend a while back and before that we tasted the ’14 vintage Malbec. All of these wines earned high marks from us, and we’re thrilled to see that continue with this Bicentenario Red Blend.
The blend is interesting consisting of 60% Malbec, 30% Bonarda and 10% Torrontes. Costco is bringing this in for $21.99 which is a bargain. Online we see it hovering in the mid $30s at most outlets.
And you can see Suckling is a fan, awarding 93 points on this 2018 vintage and 94 points on the 2015 vintage. I know we all feel he rates super high, but just sharing…now getting into the wine…
It pours a medium purple in the glass with cigar box and dark fruit on the nose; the wine is medium plus in body with spicy black cherry and blackberry flavors; notes of dark chocolate, earth and spice in the finish. A nice expression of the terroir, and a beautiful blending of these varietals.
This wine really needed a decant so give it a little air before you jump in. It was a little tight right out of the bottle, but came together with 30 minutes or so in the decanter. This is definitely a winner at a solid Costco price, and a wine that will earn a spot on our Top Picks list. Cheers.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1454106
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)