Full Review

Black Box

Black Box
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .84%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Black Box
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .84%
Medium color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, milk chocolate, and violet with a medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins. A light-bodied, floral Malbec with a pleasant finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, plum, milk chocolate, and violet
Taste Flavor: blackberry, plum, milk chocolate, and violet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Sloppy Joe’s, Roasted Cornish Game Hen, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light-bodied, floral Malbec with a pleasant finish.

The Producer

Black Box Wines

The Producer
41 E. 11th Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10003
USA
1 646-374-0872

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.