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The Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 is a $6.99 Costco exclusive, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The Superieur designation is a step up from plain Bordeaux wines, the best Bordeaux wines are from specific locations such as Medoc or Pomerol.
Over half of the wines from Bordeaux sell for under $25. The wines from specific high-end regions cost more while Bordeaux Superieur wines are often very affordable. Bordeaux Superieur has more rules and regulations than basic Bordeaux red wines.
They must have a higher alcohol content and they must have a year of aging which is often all or partly in oak barrels. The wine is typically produced by small independent wineries, often situated near the big name Chateaus.
The Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 is an example of the kind of Bordeaux Red wine that the average French wine drinker buys. When you have a bottle of wine at every dinner and maybe lunch few people can afford $40 bottles.
A $6.99 is more in line with the average budget and since this price includes transportation from France to your local Costco, this wine is even less expensive in France. So while these wines do get the glowing press of the best Left Bank wines they are the backbone of Bordeaux wines.
Costco is the largest wine retailer in the US so they have clout when picking a Bordeaux Superieur wine to sell. The Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 should be a prime example of quality everyday Bordeaux Red wine. The alcohol content is a ripe 14%.
The Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 Tasting Notes
The color is opaque black cherry red. The nose is ripe red berries, a hint of spice, a little vanilla, raspberry, and cold coffee. The Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 sleek red blend with an interesting texture.
This Bordeaux blend tastes like blackberry, little herbs, cooling blueberry, black pepper, and licorice. The mid-palate offers plum, tart cranberry, and a slap of exotic splice. The tannins give this wine some depth and the acidity is balanced and allows the flavors to unfold.
- The Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 is an excellent food wine.
- If I am just sipping a wine I prefer the fruit-forward California wines in this price range.
- But the Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur 2020 is hard to beat as a pizza, burger, or burrito wine.