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(2018) This blend of 30% Macabeo, 30% Xarel.lo, 30% Parellada and 10% Chardonnay was one of my favourites in this small selection, light in colour with a moderately persistant mousse, apple and citrus but also a touch of marzipan and something herbal - tarragon perhaps, and a touch creamy/biscuity. In the mouth soft and nicely balanced between fruit, more of that herbal tang and a citrus peel acidity.
(2014) A terrific price currently on a really good Cava from M&S, made from the traditional grapes of Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada, from vines that are 25 years old on average. With a low 7.5g/l dosage it is herbaceous, pungent stuff with plenty of verve and character, and an abundant, mouth-filling mousse and texture. Creamy and full in the mouth it is packed with flavour, creamy richness but dry and long in the finish.
(2011) 11.5% abv. Lots of small bubbles and a refined aroma of apples, a touch of custard and some herby notes too. On the palate this has a fair bit of sweetness; it seems sweeter than Brut, but then that gives it a very easy-drinking softness and this stylish wine has length and a lovely, pin-sharp acidity in the finish. This offers very good value.
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