This was quite the surprise. Not only a limited time discount, but featuring a Gran Reserva Cabernet from Chile; not something we see everyday in Costco.
But we’re glad we found it, and we continue to believe that places like Chile, and Portugal; Spain too and Australia is on the up and up – all deliver a huge bang for the buck in the current wine world.
This price is hard to beat. $6 off until Feb 4 brings the price down to only $8.99 from $14.99. A quick online search shows retail at $22, so scoring this for $9 is awesome.
As we get into this one, it’s worth noting up front that this is a little unique, very oaky, lots going on; just a wee bit different than your standard Cabernet.
The wine pours a medium to dark ruby in the glass; really oaky on the nose, like walking down the lumber aisle at Home Depot. In the mouth, fantastic flavor, medium plus body, black cherry, blackberry and plum; vanilla, mocha in the finish which is very lasting.
This is a unique wine that is maybe not for everyone. At this price you’d be tempted to stock up and you may or may not want to after you taste it. But there’s a lot going on here.
I think 88 points is very fair for this wine. There’s a lot to like but a bit of an acquired taste for a wine like this. All that said, we are glad we tasted it, and glad to see a wine like this from Chile in Costco stores.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 points
Costco item number: 1641326
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Dallas, GA)