DWWA 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.

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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.

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