I lifted the following straight from the Decanter.com website this morning. Congratulations to all at the Lidl buying team. Mind you I see Marks & Spencer did well out of Chile also with their Pedro Ximinez. Nice to something other than the usual varietals getting a look in. Now we'll have to wait and see whether Lidl wins a Trophy or not. I doubt it, but, you never know. It certainly deserves one for the value in this wine....
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011: Gold for under £4
A wine selling for less than four pounds in budget supermarket Lidl has taken a top prize at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards.
A Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, costing £3.99, must be the biggest bargain of the year after winning a gold medal in the Awards.
The Cimarosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 from Chile’s Central Valley was judged to be gold-medal worthy by experts.
Cimarosa was joined by two other Chilean gold medallists in the top five best value golds: Marks & Spencer’s Pedro Ximenez 2010 and Tarapaca Malbec-Shiraz 2010.
While the South African rand has strengthened considerably against the pound and the dollar in the last 18 months, the Western Cape’s Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay 2010 and Asda’s Extra Special Fairtrade Chenin Blanc 2010 both made it into the top 3 best value gold medallists, selling for less than £7 a bottle.
Sometimes, you do get more than you pay for.