By: Joe Bruno
K&L Staff Member
This wine really surprised me in all the right ways. First off, this Cava is 7 years old; aged 6 years on the lees. Beautiful straw gold in color, this wine’s aromatics keep revealing more each time you go in. Spiced Madeleine cookies, baked apple, marzipan, and preserved lemon are the initial notes that I got. Other tertiary characteristics reveal themselves later, including a really fun truffle and mushroom bouquet and noted saline quality. On the palate, this Cava possesses great acidity. Baked and fresh orchard fruit, brioche, button mushroom, and a crisp, mineral driven finish. This wine is perfect as a starter wine with Spanish tapas or at a large summer party. It can even be laid down and cellared to allow for more secondary flavors to develop. A true hidden gem!