Picked up a bottle from BJ's for $7.49 I get home, open the bottle up and the first thing I notice was a smell of rubber. I let it sit for about 15 min and pour a glass. The rubber smell is still there. I take a sip and guess what? That's right, I taste rubber. Yuck! Not my cup of tea. IMO, there are much better value wines.
I bought a bottle based on the Christian Moueix name, reviews I read and because it was only $7.99 at Costco. Sure enough, the dirt smell is there. I chilled my bottle and let it breath for about 15 min. I'm not sure if I would sip this wine but I really enjoyed it with a steak dinner. I would buy this one again.