Natural Origins Malbec and Cabernet Box Wines – Naturally Good

Two orga­nic boxed wines with tiny pri­ce tags, the Natu­ral Ori­gins Mal­bec and Natu­ral Ori­gins Caber­net Sau­vig­non from Domai­ne Bous­quet.

Natural Origins Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon Box Wines – Naturally Good

100% Mal­bec and 100% Caber­net Sau­vig­non in 3L boxes. Made from gra­pes grown orga­ni­cally at 4000ft of alti­tu­de Tupun­ga­to, Alto Gual­ta­llary, Men­do­za, Argen­ti­na by the foothills of the Andes.

Sam­ples sub­mit­ted for review. Both boxes have an SRP of $20 (the equi­va­lent of just $5 per 750ml bottle) and can be found for around $18. Whi­le the­re is no vin­ta­ge given on the boxes, both are from the 2019 vin­ta­ge. Impor­ted by WISD LLC.

From the box:

Domai­ne Bous­quet com­bi­nes the know-how of French wine­ma­king with Argentina’s excep­tio­nal cli­ma­te and terroir. The vine­yard is loca­ted at the foothills of the Andes, at 1200 masl. Its ther­mal ampli­tu­de con­tri­bu­tes to obtai­ning fully ripe­ned gra­pes with an exce­llent aci­dity. The gra­pes are hand-pic­ked and the vine­yard is cer­ti­fied orga­nic. The wine has red and black fruit aro­mas with spicy notes. Medium body with ripe fruit and a plea­sant finish.

14.1% Alcohol

First up we’ve got the Domai­ne Bous­quet Natu­ral Ori­gins Mal­bec.

Domaine Bousquet Natural Origins Malbec

The wine begins with a bit of a funky aro­ma but also raisin‑y dark fruit and almost a bit of a nutty note. It’s a bit stran­ge at first sniff qui­te honestly but it evens out with some air.

Tas­ting shows much more of what you’d expect with dark fruit, a bit on juicy side, and decent depth of fla­vor. Some nice spi­ce notes lead into the dry, medium-long finish. It’s pretty tasty for this low of a pri­ce.

Next we’ve got the Domai­ne Bous­quet Natu­ral Ori­gins Caber­net Sau­vig­non.

Domaine Bousquet Natural Origins Cabernet Sauvignon

The wine begins begins with plea­sing aro­ma of dark fruit, a little spi­ce and a touch of a green note.

Tas­ting reveals a sim­ple, dry Cab with not a lot of depth to it and a bit of spi­ce. I was hoping for a bit more but at the end of the day it’s solid for the pri­ce. Thanks to that low pri­ce it ekes out a recom­men­ded buy rating on our sca­le. It ends dry with pretty good length.

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