Ok, we have a new Bordeaux Superieur in the cheap seats. Long time readers know we love exploring these wines.
The cheap seats refer to the aisles of stacked wines, versus those in the wooden boxes. In the cheap seats you never know what you’re going to find.
More than anything, the wines in the cheap seats are inexpensive, so it’s a fun experiment that’s easy on the pocketbook. Often these are Spanish, Italian or in this case, French bottles.
Sometimes you find a real gem under $10 that gets shuffled in the mix. This one wasn’t that gem, although it wasn’t a terrible wine either.
Coming in at $6.99, expectations weren’t high, and we’d say they were moderately met. This is a decent Bordeaux bottle, simple and completely one dimensional so we’re blown away by Suckling going 92 points on this wine.
Nose is actually nice and promising, decent fruit once you get into it, and pretty quick in the finish. For an inexpensive everyday table wine, you could do worse.
In the end, probably not a wine we’ll go back to, but happy to have tasted.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 85 points
Costco item number: 1797591
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA