|88||View from the Cellar||The Conde de Subirats Cava non-vintage Brut does not include any Xarel-lo in its cépages, as the blend here is fifty-five percent Macabeo, forty percent Parellada and five percent Chardonnay. The wine carries a dosage of eight grams per liter and was aged fifteen months on its fine lees. The bouquet is very nicely expressive, wafting from the glass in a mix of breadfruit, a touch of olive, sea salts, straw and a nice base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and nicely focused, with a good core, elegant mousse and just a touch of backend sweetness poking out on the pretty long finish. I like this, but the dosage at six grams per liter might have given the wine just a bit more backend tension and grip. Still , this is quite tasty. 2018-2026.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
|88||Vinous Media||Green-tinged yellow. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying green apple and melon scents and a citrus zest topnote. Fleshy, dry and focused, offering Meyer lemon, honeydew and bitter quinine flavors that are given a spicy edge by a subtle ginger note. Closes with nervy cut, repeating citrus character and good persistence. (aged for 18 months on its lees; Lot #L1800813C)
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
|87||The Wine Enthusiast||Lightly briny citrus aromas are standard for the most part. A solid palate delivers lime and melony flavors along with dosage-related sweetness. A short but clean finish is a good final touch.
|2 Stars||The Washington Post||Spanish cava is a great way to celebrate daily life — a minor victory at the office, a good (or even not-so-good) performance assessment, or any reason you choose to cheer. This sparkler has flavors of green apples and Bosc pears and bubbles to clean your palate for the next bite of food. ABV: 11.5 percent.
2-Stars (Excellent); Washington Post; Dave McIntyre – October 1, 2021