Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rondel Cava Brut NV

Rondel Cava Brut NV
Origin: Spain
Blend: Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada (blend percentages unknown)
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: August 2010
Purchase Price: $7.99

Our review: Yellow gold in color, this lightly sparkling wine has aromas of apple and spice. Very toasty on the palate, the apple flavor seems "off" a bit, tasting almost like unripe fruit. The moderately long finish continues the toast notes.

Our rating: As much as we enjoy cavas, we didn't particularly like this one. We started the bottle as a late afternoon aperitif, but ended up mixing it with orange juice and serving as a mimosa the following morning. We rate it Below Average to Inferior. (Note: the bottle depicted is slightly different from the one we reviewed.)

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: Grupo Codorniu.

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