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BRUT RESERVA CAVA Traditional method, DO, Spain
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer VILARNAU BARCELONA
A REPEAT of the recommended best buy that was last released on July 25, 2020 at $15.95. Assessed from a new bottle just purchased at the LCBO. Bright medium straw colour with some tiny bubbles. Fairly intense, fresh, slightly spicy, attractive, somewhat floral, ripe, apple-melon-lemon puree fruit with some hints of minerality. Fairly dry, medium to medium-light bodied, well balanced, slightly spicy, very fresh, harmonious, ripe lemon-melon-apple fruit flavours with a lingering, crisp, mineral-tinged, effervescent finish. While it does not have the overt toasty complexity of a Champagne costing six times the price, it really is a ready-to-drink, rather delicious, summertime crowd-pleaser. This affordable, tasty, organic blend of 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarello has 11.5% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with lot number 01.03.21 L210601905E on the back label CSPC 515254
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Woo Win
Country Spain
Region Penedès
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Fresh, Ripe, Bright, Great Value
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Dry and quite weighty Cava, with reasonably soft acidity and a moderately smooth texture. Hints of nut and stone fruit flavours, with a touch of yeast autolysis. A satisfying wine in quite a gutsy style. Drink date: 2019- 2021. Score - 90 (Bob Campbell, MW, therealreview.com, April 24, 2019) Price $ 15.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 720 (6 bottles per case)

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

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