Saturday, March 26, 2011

Black Box Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina - $22.99

I tried this Black Box Malbec at a huge Whole Foods wine tasting earlier today. Kevin Rust of Constellation Wines poured this wine and explained that improvements in the box technology allow the wine to remain fresh for a few weeks after opening. It is 100% Malbec and retails for $22.99/3 liter box (equivalent to 4 bottles).

Whole Foods has stopped using real wine glasses for their wine tastings and the teeny tiny plastic cups they use for tastings now do not allow for any analysis of the wine's bouquet.

Taste - black fruit, tobacco, medium to strong tannins

I liked this wine and would absolutely get it for a party, especially in locations where glass is not allowed.

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