Top 25 Killer Values
Follow the countdown of the absolute best value wines from the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards
Every year, our Top 25 Killer Values is one of the most requested, most-anticipated lists at Wine Access. And why not? Everyone appreciates a good deal. After judging, each wine at the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards is assigned a value based on its raw score in the competition and its lowest retail price in Canada. We then filter out everything priced more than $15. The result is an impressive list of wines that have all scored at least 87 points and cost about the same as, well, three fancy lattes or less. Time to shop? Indeed.
Full competition results from the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards are available here.
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What is known in France as mourvédre is popular in Spain as monastrell. The grape often produces wines high in tannins, with loads of black fruit and spice flavours, which is the case here. IVWA judges found those traditional black fruit notes joined by juicy raspberry and strawberry flavours and hints of espresso and black pepper. This is juicy, with good acidity. It is simple, yet sound.