This review is brought to you by Archer Roose, purveyors of fine wine bringing you “splendory without snobbery”.
The Archer Roose Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $29.99 for a 3 liter box (equivalent to 4 bottles). Sample submitted for review.
From the box:
With great ambition and an adventurous spirit, Archer Roose brings you artisan-quality wine in quite sensible packaging. So you can tickle your finer fancies while pinching a pretty penny.
A box o’ grapes and good deeds – For us, it’s not enough to simply make good wine. We want our wine to do good, too. That’s why we only partner with those who share our values. We also dedicate a portion of profits to reducing poverty by providing loans to rural entrepreneurs.
We’re proud to use recyclable boxes, which generate 80% less landfill waste and 60% less carbon than bottles.
Today we review our second box wine from Archer Roose, which you may remember from the quirky label featuring a Victorian lady riding a moose. And again today, much like we found with the Carmenere, this is a very worthy addition to our list of the best box wines.
The 2013 Archer Roose Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a pleasing aroma of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and a little vanilla and mint. Tasting shows a smooth, very drinkable wine with lots of dark red berry fruit and soft tannins. This is a crowd pleaser for sure with just a touch of sweetness that helps to add to its mass appeal. It might be a bit more one dimensional than the Carmenere but there’s absolutely nothing not to like about this wine at this price. It ends dry with a medium long finish.