Quick Review – Fantastic label, but the wine doesn’t quite match its boldness, lacking in the Malbec qualities we look and lone for. 87/100
For such a beloved consumer brand (Costco), Kirkland Signature wine labels are a bit all over the place. You often find wines from various different regions all sporting completely different designs. When we last visited this wine, the 2013 Kirkland Signature Malbec had a photo depiction of grapes. Accurate but not exactly classy.
Curiously though despite the bold packaging, the wine felt softer and almost Merlot-like in quality. I wasn’t expecting in-your-face boldness, but when I drink a Malbec I expect pronounced Malbec qualities, otherwise I would’ve picked up a merlot.
Though the label is worth advancing to other bottles in the line. Spectacular.
Kirkland Signature 2015 Malbec