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BARCELONA RESERVA BRUT CAVA Traditional method, DO, Spain
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer VILARNAU
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright medium straw colour. Fresh, slightly spicy, attractive, fine, fruit nose focused on ripe,apple-melon-lemon puree with some hints of minerality. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied, well balanced, slightly spicy, fresh, harmonious, ripe apple-lemon-melon flavours with a crisp, mineral-tinged, effervescent finish. A ready-to-drink, perfect, summertime crowd-pleaser. This affordable very tasty organic blend of 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarello has 11.5% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with 01-04-20 L20092191E on the back label. Last appeared in Vintages (**/**+) on February 8, 2020 at $15.95 and was Recommended. CSPC 515254
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Woo Win
Country Spain
Region Penedès
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Fresh, Ripe, Effervescent
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Bright yellow. Melon, peach and pear, hints of honey and succulent herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and dry, showing good heft and a bracing suggestion of bitter lemon pith on the finish, which hangs on with good, gently spicy persistence. Drinking window: 2019-2022. Score - 89 (Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, April 2019) Price $ 15.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 25, 2020
Cases bought 700 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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