Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon

chilean wine  %tages Gran Verano Cabernet SauvignonAs a publisher all ears on reviewing inexpensive wines, we can’t snub the “bag in a box” segment, also known as “boxed wine.”  We’ve in fact reviewed a link boxed wines previous to and we’ve found some decent ones out there.  Boxed wine doesn’t get much respect.  In many ways, that’s deserved.  There is some heinous stuff out there in boxes.  But more and more producers are putting quality wine into boxes and I reckon you’ll see that trend increase over the appearance years.
I was intrigued when I came across this particular wine.  After all, we’re huge fans of Chilean wine at Cheap Wine Ratings.  I was curious to find out what a bag in a box wine from Chile would have to offer.  Here’s what I found.

Some red wines will occasionally have a mint aroma to them, which can be hit or miss in terms of whether it makes the wine fascinating or it becomes a nuisance. http://1000-facts-about-wine.com This is one of those wines with a mint aroma, and in this case I reckon it’s too strong and it detracts from the enjoyability.  There’s also some cherry and soy sauce on the nose, but it’s really hard to get past the mint.  On the palate it’s cherry and plum flavors, but not a lot of complexity or concentration.  The acidity and tannins are sufficient.  It’s a drinkable wine, but not one I get excited about.  But hey, it’s dirt cheap!
Wine: Gran Verano
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 80
Fee: $22.00 for 3L (equal to four 750ml bottles)

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