Blind tasting reviews are a fun game to play with restaurant sommeliers and wine nerds across town. I pour a glass from a mystery bottle and ask them to review it blind. By not knowing what the wine is or who represents it, hopefully, an honest-no-bs-review is achieved.
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Wine reviewed by Colin Davidson, a member of the wine team at Hawksworth Restaurant. Originally from P.E.I., Colin began his wine education in Ottawa, earning a Sommelier Diploma at Algonquin College. He continued his studies with the International Sommelier Guild Diploma, became a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and then a French Wine Scholar. He is currently pursuing his Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma. In short, he knows a thing or two about wine.
Canepa Novisimo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country/Region: Central Valley, Chile
Appearance: Bright ruby of moderate intensity.
Nose: Pronounced nose with red fruit, earth, green pepper and fresh herbs.
Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium-plus body and alcohol with soft, powdery tannins. Moderate-plus intensity of flavours that include red fruit, earth and sweet spice. Medium length.
Assessment of quality: Good quality, although a little hot on the finish, but otherwise balanced. Showing moderate complexity with good structure and length.
Further comments upon revealing the wine: Reasonable value, showing typicity for a Chilean Cabernet at this price point.
Availability: Available at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales and other private liquor stores.