Wine For The Fortnight – A Box Wine?

You may think this is taking populism to far but I liked this one.  So how did it happen?  I recently attended a tasting of affordable Bordeaux wines.  Most were reasonably well made but unexciting.  There were a few good ones though and one of them was a box wine, Chateau Tassin, 2009, from Wineberry Importers.

It is a typical Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.  It had a nice level of acidity but had typical Merlot smoothness, some good berry and black current flavors from the Cabernet Sauvignon, and some spiciness from the Cabernet Franc.  Was it a wine to lay down and bring out for special occasions?  No, but it would make an excellent house red and would work well for a party too.  Being a box wine you would not have to worry about oxidation.  Just have a glass when you want.

This wine has not yet been released but it should be any day now.  Other Wineberry box wines cost around $40 for three liters.  Enjoy.

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