Wine Reviews

2009 Cigar Box Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cigar Box Wines really puts their personality in their marketing.

Their tagline is “Show everyone how swanky you really are.”

The back of this bottle reads: “Drink this wine with good friends and good food… Or drink it alone in your room with the door locked… You’re the boss!”

In Chilean wine law, “Reserve” has no special meaning and it was difficult to get solid details on this wine. So, did this wine make me feel swanky and fabulous?

For the price, it’s a nice enough wine but I do think the marketing may have gone a tad overboard with the swank factor.

The notes on the bottle describe this deep ruby wine rather well – cherry, blackberry, spicy, tobacco characters. The tannins are firm but not overwhelming.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive wine, this will pair nicely with many things.

  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Retail price: ~$10-12.00
  • From: Maipo, Chile

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