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2019 Kirkland Signature Series Premier Cru Chablis

2019 Kirkland Signature Series Premier Cru Chablis

Finally, for the first time, we didn’t skip a vintage on the Kirkland Chablis. For some reason, this one either doesn’t always appear near us, it sells out fast, or it skips a vintage. I think it’s a combination of the first two.

But we found it this time, and there’s good news right off the bat. The price went back down to $17.79, which is about where it used to be, down from $19.99 that we saw in the previous vintage.

Kirkland Premier Cru Chablis

That is still a sweet price for Premier Cru Chablis no matter how you look at it. We also welcome a new winemaker with the 2019 vintage, Pierre Brissy, who appears to work with several Burgundy estates, at least according to a quick Google search. And you see Suckling gave the wine a nice 93 points.

Looking back historically we’ve been walking up the ratings for this wine reaching a high of 89 in the most recent 2018 vintage.

2014 vintage: 87 points

2016 vintage: 88 points

2018 vintage: 89 points

If history had its say, we’d be giving an easy 90 points for the 2019 vintage. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. This might be our favorite vintage so far.

The wine pours a medium gold in the glass with citrus fruit aromas; it is medium in body with great flavor, very elegantly delivered; lemon, green apple, nectarine; excellent finish too. We’re big fans of Chablis, so this clean, unoaked style of Chardonnay really appeals to us.

Kirkland Premier Cru Chablis

This expression in particular is very well executed in our opinion, and this wine remains an amazing buy, way below what you will find for any other Premier Cru Chablis.

So this Kirkland wine will finally hit our Top Picks list, which makes me happy as I’ve always wanted it to reach this level. Grab a few for summertime too. Rating: 90 Points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 1043144

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 13.5%

Douro Red

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Pierre Brissy is the winemaker for Jean Marc Brocard Chablis. I drank a bottle a couple of months ago and agree this wine lacks some of the minerality one would expect in Chablis. That said, it's a good deal.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

When did you get it? All Atlanta Costco stores near me have been out for weeks. I blind tasted it with several wine people and everyone agreed it drinks like a $40 bottle.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

Found it last weekend. Kennesaw store.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

While it lacks that classic Chablis mineral character, it remains a steal for white Burgundy.

Kevin Mahon

Saturday 12th of March 2022

I discount any rating by James Suckling. He is no longer a credible source; his scores and my judgement are not even close. I have been tempted for the last time on a James Suckling score; his 92 is a mid-80’s to me.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

@Kevin Mahon, how about a 92 rating by CellarFiller? I’m not kidding this wine is amazing. Too bad it’s gone from shelves already.

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