jamie goode's wine blog: A world-class Cava from Raventos

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A world-class Cava from Raventos

Over the last year or so, I've become increasingly interested in the world of Champagne and sparkling wine. I'm an open-minded guy, but at the very top end, I have to confess that almost all my favourite bubbly wines are actually from Champagne. So I was delighted to find this thoroughly delicious Cava. It's world class.

Raventos I Blanc Sant Sadurni D'Anoia Gran Reserva 2003 Cava
Yellow/gold colour. Lovely toasty, complex nose with subtle herby notes, hints of grapefruit and some citrussy fruit. Very refined and complex. The palate is fresh and fruity but has a savoury, complex side with toast and nuts. There's a herby tang on the finish that reminds me this is Cava. Very attractive and sophisticated. 90/100

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7 Comments:

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Yum. I love Cava (and Sekt!)

 
At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

I see from Wine-searcher that it's available from Handford Fine Wines

 
At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

..but costs the best part of 30!

 
At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie - you can't possibly justify almost 30 for a bottlew of Cava???? - SURELY NOT ?????

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Ms. Drinkwell said...

Couldn't agree more! I often recommend this wine to customers as a very fine (and a lot less expensive) alternative to Champagne. I've never received anything but extremely positive feedback on it.
Also, a producer called Gramona makes really excellent cava as well. Try it, if you haven't.

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Mark ONeill said...

Its excellent to note a bottle of it is sitting in my wine rack for the last year after purchasing on a whim in Spain.
I shall enjoy it even more this weekend!

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this Cava (yes for 30) and thought it was a great sparkling wine! Really this should be compared against Champagne to realise it's true value.

 

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