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Black Box Rosé Honest Review: I Tried Every Boxed Wine So You Don’t Have To

Black Box Rosé

My honest review of Black Box Rosé.

This is a series of posts designed to help you choose the right boxed wine for you. No one would ever pay me to write about this, so you can rest assured my opinions are unbiased.

Overall value of the wine is primarily graded by taste and the number of ice cubes needed to make it drinkable. Wines are rated on a grading scale of F to A+.

So join me as I suffer through three liters of every Black Box, Bota, Barefoot, etc and take myself way too seriously.

Black Box Rosé Honest Review

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Classic Black Box packaging. Easy to open and pour with a light pink border to let everyone know that this is without any doubt a rosé. Arguably the cutest of the black boxes.

Tastes Like

Black Box claims this rosé is “light” and “refreshing”, but I’m going to have to strongly disagree here.

This rosé is dark in color, and it tastes sort of like led-filled red fruits. Neither light nor refreshing. I never thought I would complain about a rosé being overly strawberry-y, and yet, here we are.

It’s definitely a dry rosé, but something about it feels thick and cloying. I blended it with watermelon to make my famous unfrozen frozé, and this luckily watered it down and helped the taste significantly. Drinking it alone is an overall unpleasant experience and not something I would wish on you and your loved ones.

# of Ice Cubes Needed

3-6. Wayyyyy more if you’re making frozé.

Food Pairings

Watermelon and a blender. Just make sure to take out the seeds. (It is not a mistake you make twice.)

Seriously though, if you find yourself faced with three liters of this wine, put it in an ice tray and then blend it with cubed watermelon and some ice. You will get through that box in NO time.

Overall Value: D+

If you need a large quantity of cheap rosé, just go for a Barefoot magnum. There are ultimately MUCH better boxed rosés out there, so I would take your money elsewhere.

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