Rawson’s Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon

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A review of Rawson’s Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon

ABV: 0.5%
Calories per 250ml glass: 38 (113 per bottle)
Score: 5 out of 5

Without doubt, this is the best of the alcohol-free reds. And to be honest, we’ve tasted plenty of normal strength red wines that don’t come close to this quality. It actually tastes like a Cabernet Sauvignon, and has a good deep red colour that sets it apart from, say, the Sainsbury’s alcohol-free red.

This wine has been produced to a normal alcoholic strength and then de-alcoholised. That’s normally enough to destroy most flavours, but not in this case. Whatever it is they do to take the alcohol out of a wine without removing the pleasure, Rawson’s Retreat do it well.

Like the other Rawson’s Retreat wines, the bottle design, with an image of the vineyard, gives it the look of a proper wine; not just some alcohol-free stuff you have to put up with.

Like their Semillon Chardonnay, its major advantage over many of the wines on this page is that it isn’t loaded with sugar, and is resultantly low in calories.