2008 Raventós i Blanc "L'Hereu Reserva" Brut Cava Penedes

SKU #1073976 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The latest releases include the 2008 L’Hereu. It offers up an expressive minerality along with notions of brioche, spring flowers, and white fruits. Mouth-filling and elegant, it delivers excellent value for the money.  (5/ 2011)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light gold. High-pitched and precise on the nose and in the mouth, offering lively citrus zest, pear, floral and herbal qualities. Dry and silky in texture, showing very good depth and energy. Closes clean and nervy, with noteworthy cut and floral-driven persistence.  (12/ 2011)

K&L Notes

Produced from nearly 100% estate, biodynamically grown Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-Lo, this just may be the classiest, best made brut Cava currently on the market. From their variety of calcareous clay terroirs, to the careful harvesting and proximity of their gravity flow winery, both the quality of raw material and oenological know-how are abundant at this terrific estate. There is a very tiny dosage, less than 6g/l, and the overall impression here is of a very mineral, clearly delineated, chiseled sparkling wine that is truly first rate. When you taste this wine, you will see why some of Spain's best michelin three stars such as El Bulli and Arzak continue to feature this terrific Cava.

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By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/31/2012  | Send Email
Simply my favorite Cava in the store. Made very seriously, the richness and texture of this wine are balanced with beautiful minerality and rather racy acidity. Balance, beautiful, and always enjoyable, this sets a very high standard for Cava.

By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/24/2012  | Send Email
Mineral, citrus zest, and hints of white flowers. Great balanced acid- elegant and refreshing. A most delicious cava from a wonderful biodynamic vintner!

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Alcohol Content (%): 12
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