I have definitely purchased these Kirkland Champagnes in the past, but just realized after searching through the archives, that I must not have reviewed them for some reason. Perhaps I purchased for a dinner party and didn’t make notes. Regardless, this is a real deal Champagne, meaning it is from the Champagne region of France. Go to another wine shop and see how many bottles of true Champagne they have for $19.99. The answer is, not many, if any. So this is a good bargain if the French bubbly is what you’re after.
I’m beginning to go for bubbly more and more. These bottles can really be paired with anything. Tonight with the champagne, we made pork and slaw tacos, and it was fine (side note, the pork tenderloin two packs at Costco that go for $13-18 are an insane buy. There’s actually two decent sized tenderloins in each pack, so you’re getting a total of four, each one of which can be a meal for a whole family). So yes, bubbly wines can go with anything. The only reason I paired with the pork tacos is to do this review, but it all worked out.
Ok, on to the Champagne. This is a classic dry bubbly. It’s made from a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay, the standard Champagne grapes. Definitely fruity, citrus mostly with a slight cream, a bit of a yeast/almond edge towards the finish. Dry and crisp finish. Very good wine for the price and a definite addition to the Top Picks list. This is a Kirkland staple that you should be able to find in your local warehouse.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 942108
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)