|89||Vinous Media||Pale yellow. Fresh peach and melon aromas are complemented by dusty mineral and floral accents. Silky and open-knit, showing good depth to its juicy pit fruit flavors, which are braced by a refreshingly bitter orange pith flourish. Finishes with good persistence and lingering peach and honeysuckle notes. (Lot #806781; finished at eight g/l of residual sugar, which is relatively dry by standard Cava measures)
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|88||The Wine Enthusiast||Green apple, citrus and distant celery aromas feed into a fresh, peppy, citrusy palate with tangerine, lime and pink grapefruit flavors. The finish is citrusy like the palate, meaning it’s bright, juicy and dry.|
|88||International Wine Review||Also an 80/20 blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay, this is a fruity sparkler that’s full in the mouth and finely textured with very good length.|
|88||View from the Cellar||The non-vintage Brut bottling of Biutiful from Isaac Fernandez is the same blend as the Brut Nature- eighty percent Macabeu augmented with twenty percent Chardonnay. It is aged the same fifteen months on the fine lees, but is finished with a dosage that brings it up to eight grams per liter of residual sugar, in contrast to the 1.1 grams of the Brut Nature. The wine offers up a clean and vibrant nose of green apple, menthol, a touch of leesiness, salty minerality and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is focused, full-bodied and frothy, with a good core, nice mineral undertow and plenty of acids to carry its dosage with bounce and precision. The finish is not as long as the very top examples of Cava, but this is a well-made wine and a very good value at fourteen dollars a bottle here in New York. 2016-2023.|
|#2||VinePair||Rated as #2 of in an article entitled: Eight of the Best Cavas Under $15, Tasted and Ranked, where editor Tim McKirdy tasted more than 40 different Cavas.
"This is a traditionally made sparkling wine, rich with lees influence and refreshing citrus notes. In other words: It’s textbook Cava and a brilliant example of the value the category offers. Standout flavors and aromas include biscuits, melted butter, and lemon essence. A solid wine and an absolute steal."
July 3, 2019