Weekly Winedown #23 The Original Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

Welcome to the Weekly Winedown. Each week I selflessly drink wine for you and offer a review.
Please don’t expect anything professional, I consume a lot of wine but I’m no pro.

The only real ‘rule’ I’m putting in place is that the wine is to be under £8 a bottle. #keepitclassy.

Last week I abandoned ship again, sorry.
I was recording a Sunday Snuggle with The Incidental Parent.
It’s our new Sunday live thing on Facebook except last week we did it on Friday.
It’s complex, probably more than it needs to be.

This week the children were away for a few days so I decided I would be really organised and get on top of everything I needed to do, as a good blogger should.
Besides, our house is starting to look like an Amazon warehouse.

In the name of productivity I watched;
So many American Horror Stories back to back that I made myself feel physically ill.
Both Pitch Perfect films.
A New Life in the Sun.
Monday was a write off.

It’s a good job I have children as I’d just waste my life watching crap TV otherwise.

Onwards and upwards eh?
This week I’ve accidentally got an American wine again.
It’s a wine Erica was drinking last week and I thought the label looked nice so I ordered it.
I neglected to see where it was from or what Erica thought of it.
Schoolboy error.

Let’s say Hey to The Original Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon £7.50 a bottle.

The Label
The label is smart, silver with a horses head in black and black writing. Not a threatening The Godfather horses head, rather an artistic representation. It’s got a bit of a dark vibe to it. Not too dissimilar to the Diablo logo on the Cassilero del Diablo brand.
It’s simple and effective.

The Blurb
“A bold wine with a big personality, this Cabernet is driven by flavours of blackberry and black cherry, supported by firm tannins and a hint of spice – all leading to a complex finish of dark chocolate espresso.”

This sounds pretty exciting, bold with a big personality? Me in a bottle!
I jest, can you imagine the size bottle you’d need to fit me in?
Dark fruits and spice with a chocolate espresso finish?
It sounds immense!
Like it’s going to be a good, thick mouthful.

Let’s see if this wine is going to be a dark horse!

The colour is rich, the scent is like cherry and spiced vanilla.
Like a dessert, the kind of dessert you only get at Christmas or special occasions.
It’s a little thinner than I would hope not so thin that I couldn’t enjoy it.
It is really smooth on the palate, and the bitter sweet chocolate and coffee finish is just amazing.
I would absolutely drink this wine again.
And again.

Name – The Original Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon
Price – £7.50
Colour – Deep, velvety, rich red.
Smell – Cherries and spiced vanilla cream.
Taste – Smooth with an amazing chocolate & coffee finish
Goes well with – Fancy meals or alone because then you get more.
Overall score- 4/5

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