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Blind Tasting Review: 2010 Canepa Novisimo Cabernet Sauvignon

by Sheila Whittaker on December 22, 2011

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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.

Come inside and read the review of our next contestant…

^ Colin Davidson from the wine team at Hawksworth Restaurant

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

ABV: 13%

: Cabernet Sauvignon
: Central Valley, Chile

: www.canepawines.cl

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.
Pricing: $14-16

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Jamie December 23, 2011 at 3:02 am

Can someone please get Colin to explain….Pork….and …..Chop?

Thank you.

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