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2020 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur

2020 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur

We are excited to see the new Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur hitting shelves a month or so early. Usually we see this one arrive in the February timeframe.

It’s also nice to see the price continue to stay at $6.99 which is really good for the quality we’ve been finding in this wine, especially the more recent vintages. The price had crept up to $7.99 two years ago, so we were surprised to see it not go back up this time.

Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur

Here are our historical ratings for this wine, going back to the 2015 vintage:

2015: 87 points

2016: 87 points

2018: 85 points

2019: 88 points

More good news for this 2020 vintage is that the blend has stayed the same as the 2019: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. And the producer as well, Chateau Petit-Freylon, which is mentioned (and pictured) on the front of the label.

As we dig into the wine, it is very similar to the 2019 vintage, which is a good thing. It pours a medium to dark ruby with oak and juicy dark fruit on the nose; flavors of black cherry and blackberry; good acidity, and dry into the finish. Simple, not too complex, but exactly what it needs to be.

Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur

We came in a point lower with this vintage at 87, but it’s right there, and still a very good buy for an affordable Bordeaux that is a perfect mid week bottle or table wine.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 Points

Costco Item Number: 1184548

Alcohol: 14%

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Sean DF

Saturday 28th of January 2023

This is shockingly good quality wine for very little cash. I understand Bordeaux pretty well, have first growths in the cellar, but they require a lot of time before becoming approachable. As a daily drinker, the 2020 is great value: nice fruit, balanced acid and tannins. I'm grabbing a couple cases, truly Superior!

Larry

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

I've enjoyed this tangy wine more than others at 3 times the price...which makes me like it even more. Should purchase a case before it's gone. The flavor is simple and wonderful alone, or with beef or cheese or ciabatta with fresh extra virgin olive oil from California.

P.S. apologies to France for the ciabatta reference.

Norm Walker

Saturday 7th of January 2023

Tried the bordeaux - meh. Raw and harsh. I’ll stick to my local Yakima and Columbia Valley vintners.

Mike Jefferson

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

So it’s two buck Chuck for $7? Sorry, life is too short to drink inferior wine

Chris D

Sunday 8th of January 2023

@Mike Jefferson, Hope you have a good long life.

Chris D

Sunday 8th of January 2023

@RickinGreenHarbor, Facts! We def drink what we like....no need in pretense or snobbery.

RickinGreenHarbor

Thursday 5th of January 2023

@Mike Jefferson, you do you. Some of us lack highly educated palates and just drink what we like.

Gary

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

If you're in British Columbia Canada, no alcohol sold at Costco! Because of our antiquated liquor laws!