Full Review

Black Box

Black Box
2018 Malbec, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Black Box
2018 Malbec, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Ruby black color. Green aromas and flavors of grilled green bell pepper, blackberry jam, and coriander seed with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying suggestions of spiced nuts and dark chocolate with a suggestion of oak flavor. A green and herbaceous Malbec with a chocolatey finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grilled green bell pepper, blackberry jam, and coriander seed
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of spiced nuts and dark chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A green and herbaceous Malbec with a chocolatey finish.

The Producer

Black Box Wines

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

Their Portfolio

BR Black Box 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
85 Black Box 2017 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $6.25.
BR Black Box 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2016 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $6.25.
86 Black Box NV Red Sangria 10% (USA) $6.25.
BR Black Box 2016 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
87 Black Box 2017 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $6.25.
88 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, Australia 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
86 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.00.
85 Black Box 2018 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.00.
BR Black Box 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 Black Box 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.00.
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2018 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.

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.