The Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur 2021 is a $6.89 Costco import exclusive. The .89 in the price typically denotes a special low price but the 2020 version was $6.99 so 10 cents is not much of a discount. This Red is made by Chateau Petit-Freylon a small estate near the town of Saint-Genis-du-Bois, this winery was in a private family’s hands for generations but was purchased by a new owner in 2011.
A Bordeaux Supérieur wine is a step up from wines designated as Bordeaux, they have a whole layer of rules and regulations concerning both the vineyard and wine production. The winery also calls this bottling Grand Vin de Bordeaux which indicates that this is one of their top wines (Petit-Freylon wines sell for $12 to $16.
Bordeaux Supérieur is sourced from all areas of Bordeaux, not specific appellations, sort of like a wine labeled Sonoma County, rather than Russian River Valley or Dry Creek. I have read that half of the wines from Bordeaux sell for less than $20. Bordeaux wines can be expensive, but there are plenty of affordable wines.
The Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur 2021 is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot that has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. In France where they have a culture where they have wine with both lunch and dinner, this is an everyday wine. The alcohol content is 14%.
The Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is a raspberry jam red with black highlights. The nose is blackberry, herbs, licorice, chocolate powder, ripe blueberry, spice, and roses. The Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur 2021 has extracted flavors and a decent mouthfeel.
This Bordeaux Blend tastes like blackberry, licorice, a slap of spice, and blueberry. The mid-palate shows tart cranberry, a hint of vanilla, and plum. The tannins are sweet and the acidity is balanced.
- The Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur 2021 should be used as a food wine as it is intended.
- The food does not have to be fancy, burgers, pizza, burritos, then this Bordeaux will find its balance.
- It is an ok sipping wine, but add something savory or meaty and this wine will go to the next level.