Just a few weeks in the past we printed an enormous replace to our in style submit “The Definitive Information to Costco’s Kirkland Wines” and within the strategy of combing via all of the Kirkland critiques of previous and current, it delivered to mild an outdated basic bottle that we knew we had within the cellar nonetheless.
We’re speaking about none apart from the Kirkland Pauillac Bordeaux, which was solely produced for 2 vintages, 2014 and 2015. And it’s an actual bummer as a result of it was a scrumptious wine from a prime area, and again in 2016 you possibly can rating it for $22.99 a bottle.
We additionally get quite a lot of questions from readers about Costco bottles to cellar, and this one would positively make the lower. We famous in our unique submit, we might cellar a bottle, so tasting it once more, now seven years later, how did it maintain up?
The quick reply is, fairly good. The nostril was spot on, basic Bordeaux, alive and vibrant. Within the mouth the wine had good taste, however got here up a bit skinny in physique and end; not fairly the robustness we initially famous.
We tasted this with an excellent good friend with deep expertise with aged Bordeaux, and all of us concurred that this wine was most likely meant to be drank a bit youthful; maybe made with youthful vines from the Pauillac property.
Our greatest guess is that the perfect window is someplace in the midst of once we posted the unique overview (2016), and once we tasted it at the moment, so perhaps 2019-2020.
However it was enjoyable to get again into an outdated basic, and for this reason getting older wines is a lot enjoyable; there’s all the time one thing to be taught.
We nonetheless have one of many 2015 Kirkland Pauillacs within the cellar. Could be time to get that one out now. 2015 was a greater yr in Bordeaux and we rated the 2015 some extent larger than the 2014, so it’s doable the perfect ingesting window is correct now.
If anybody else occurs to be cellaring these wines, and appears like opening them up, please do share your ideas too.
Hope you loved this submit that could be a little totally different than our ordinary critiques. Cheers.
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