Sainsbury’s Cabernet Sauvignon

English | Cymraeg

A review of Sainsbury’s Cabernet Sauvignon - an alcohol-free red wine with a blackberry hint but a weird aftertaste.

Score:

3/5

ABV: 0.5%
Calories per 250ml glass: 48 (19 per 100ml)

Fair play to Sainsbury’s. They’ve really upped their game when it comes to the look of their low-alcohol wines. They’ve gone through some pretty dire labels over the years, but this new tastefully-coloured hummingbird label makes them look like quality wines. It’s all part of a welcome move for low-alcohol wines, out of some dusty corner where they keep the stuff-you-have-to-put-up-with into the mainstream of the adult drinks market.

This new Cabernet Sauvignon is one of four in the Taste the Difference range, along with a Sauvignon Blanc, a Sparkling Chardonnay, and a Merlot Rosé. As always, the red must have been the most challenging of the four to pull off, and this one doesn’t quite hit the spot. It’s got a good colour and a nice hint of blackberries, and it’s free of that weird aftertaste that mars a lot of dealcoholised wines. Unfortunately, it really lacks body.

We found it goes well with spicy food. Maybe it needs that little something extra to give it a bit of a kick. Overall, not bad but not brilliant.

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