Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: *** $ Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, Chile, 2012 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, Chile, 2012, finished at 13% alcohol.  It differs from all our other recently-reviewed "Taking one for the team" wines in a few respects: 1) it is the most expensive per ounce at retail (although still well below $5 US per 750 ml bottle equivalent); 2) it comes in a box; 3) it is given a vintage date.  Does all this matter? Well, let's see what's in the glass...

In the glass: Deep red/magenta, almost opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows dark plums, heavy with oak and ennui.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are quite lush, deep and veined with oak and time on the vine.  Shows definite character, a balanced, though dark, persona of fruits, acids and tannins and a relatively lengthy, though simple, finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale. Best value and stands just slightly ahead of its competitors in the hyper-value-priced category. I like the fact that the bag will hold the wine for quite a few weeks in the refrigerator without oxidation.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon.

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1 comment:

  1. Didn't like the Chilean version of Black Box Cab. California was much smoother and a finer taste. Chilean was harsh and taste was off.

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