Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kirkland Signature Medoc 2012

Medoc is a Bordeaux wine growing region in southwest France, south of the Gironde River near the Atlantic Ocean.  The Kirkland Signature Medoc is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot with an alcohol content of 13.0%. 

Last year, I was not a fan of the 2011 vintage of this wine but I wanted to give the 2012 a try to see if the wine is different or if my taste has changed.  The bottle promises an intense crimson and purple color with a fruit forward palate, ripe tannins and cocoa notes.  The color is certainly dark and intense but the palate is not fruit forward.  All I tasted was oak with some bitter fruit.  The wine improved a lot after an hour but not enough to get me to buy more.  The bottle is $8.99 at Costco.

SC Wine Joe rating =86