Whenever someone asks me what the best buy in Costco wine is I typically recommend for that person to try all the Kirkland branded wines as they offer a fair value for the varietal and region represented. From there, decide what you like best.
If pressed for a specific Kirkland wine to buy, this Kirkland Champagne is my go to, year round and for all occasions, not just celebrations. This is an absolute steal for only $20 as it represents real French Champagne and every single time I open a bottle I’m impressed more and more.
Granted my tastes and preferences change over time, but this is likely the Costco wine that I purchase the most. It’s delicate, yet refreshing and dry but complex and like most Champagnes, it just puts people in a good mood.
The wine is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, and carries many of the same notes now as it has in years past. Dry throughout with citrus fruit flavor, nicely balanced and pleasant all around, this could easily fool people into thinking they were tasting a Veuve Clicquot priced more than twice as much.
Last time, we went 89 points, but since I’m enjoying these more and more, I’m going to bump it up to 90 points. I’ve since tasted many more Champagnes, some highly regarded and much more expensive, but somehow this one still hangs right alongside them in my book. This bottle alone is a reason why you should renew your Costco membership.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a CostcoWineBlog Recommended Wine)
Costco item number: 942108
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)